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Jane Marie Armer

Jane Marie Armer, American community health nursing educator, researcher. Postdoctoral fellow in Aging University Iowa, since 1993; recipient National Research Service award Department of Health and Human Services, 1985-1988.


Armer, Jane Marie was born on April 17, 1954 in Mattoon, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Charles W. and Betty (Seeley) Bland.


Diploma in nursing, Mennonite Hospital School Nursing, 1976. Bachelor of science in nursing, Goshen College, 1978. Master of Science, Northern Illinois University, 1979.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester, 1989.


Intensive Care Unit staff nurse St. Joseph Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois, 1976-1978. Clinical specialist, gerontology Mennonite Hospital, 1979-1980. Instructor, gerontology and community health Mennonite Hospital School Nursing, Illinois, 1980-1984.

Research associate in secondary data analysis University Rochester (New York ) School Nursing, 1989. Research nurse clinician University Rochester Medical Center, 1989-1990. Assistant professor community health nursing University Missouri, Columbia, since 1990.

Co-director Office Research University Missouri - Columbia School Nursing, since 1995. Member advisory board Wyoming County Health Department Division Nursing, 1986-1990, Physicians Home Health Network, since 1994. Member gerontological test development committee American Nurses Credentialing Center, since 1995.


Member American Nurses Association (certified gerontological nurse), Gerontological Society of America, New York State Association Gerontol Educators (Student Paper award 1988), Midwest Nursing Research Society, American Society on Aging, National Center Rural Aging, Mennonite Nurses Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau.