UNMC College of Nursing Alumni Council Distinguished Alumnus Award Lecture

A Woman’s Health Career:  Memories, Milestones, Mission
Presented by: Janice J. Twiss, PhD, APRN-NP, WHNP-BC
BSN 1965 & MSN 1979
2018 College of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient

Dr. Twiss earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNMC in 1965 and from 1965 to 1976, she served as an instructor in diploma schools of nursing in Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, and Michigan. In 1976, she returned to her alma mater to begin her now 42-year career. She was an instructor at the Lincoln division and after completing her master’s degree from UNMC in 1979, she joined the Omaha division, where she continues to teach today. In 1989, she completed her PhD in Adult Education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and in 1995, a post master’s certificate as a women's health nurse practitioner at the University of Texas, El Paso.

In the UNMC College of Nursing, she currently serves as an Associate Professor and is the Coordinator of the Woman’s Health Advanced Practice Graduate Nursing Program, where she teaches in the clinical courses. She is also a project advisor for several graduate students in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. She was a co-investigator on a National Institute of Nursing Research federally funded grant focused in “Prevention of Osteoporosis in Breast Cancer Survivors” and has conducted other research around perimenopausal and menopausal women. She has also served as a Woman's Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Nebraska Medicine Fontenelle clinic in Omaha for the past 23 years.

Course Objectives:
1.    Identify one historical change that impacted both infant and maternal mortality
2.    Discuss how research has impacted women’s health issues
3.    Describe specific needs for the future in women’s health

 Target Audience:  all nurses

1 contact hour of continuing education offered.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hour under ANCC criteria.

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

UNMC College of Nursing Center for Nursing Science, 3030 4111 Dewey Ave, Omaha, NE 68105

Event Type



Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Public


Alumni Relations, College of Nursing





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