Jonas V Veterans Healthcare Scholar


University of Central Florida
PhD Student

Dr. Jean Davis is a family nurse practitioner at Manatee County, Florida’s free clinic—We Care Manatee. She serves as faculty in the RN-BSN program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. Additionally, Dr. Davis is a Community/Population Health Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in health promotion through healthy habit formation, her most recent project being a 10,000 steps physical activity program implemented with 100 hospital nurses over a 3-month period which resulted in development of a strong habit of physical activity for participants who persisted through to completion. This program was based on Queensland 10,000 Steps, the Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change (Ryan, 2009), and Caring Theory. Dr. Davis completed her BS in nursing and master’s degree as a Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist at Rutgers University, a post-master’s FNP at Barry University including a primary care traineeship at the West Palm Beach (FL) VAMC, a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education at Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Davis is currently attending the University of Central Florida’s Nursing PhD Program. Research interests include continuing work in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention related to healthy habit formation in veterans. She is also interested in future research on the effectiveness of cultural immersion experiences on teams of nursing, pharmacy, and physician students in rural farm areas of the US and globally—part of her faculty practice.