About Jennifer C Vendt
Dr. Vendt has teaching responsibilities across the undergraduate, RN-to-BSN and graduate programs. With specialties in pediatrics, acute care and public/community health, Dr. Vendt is able to share a vast array of knowledge to her students. She has also previously taught in the maternal/child setting and adult health clinicals. Dr. Vendt’s teaching background in implementing new curricula, particularly concept-based curriculum, clinical simulation education and innovative teaching and learning strategies, allows her to share her experience across the College of Nursing.
Dr. Vendt’s area of interest in research and scholarship includes the importance of communication in the family and the impact of divorce on the physical health of children. She believes the strength of the family and the communication amongst the members is an intricate part of keeping the family healthy and whole physically, mentally and emotionally. Dr. Vendt also sees the value of communication with adolescents and middle school children in maintaining a healthy physical and emotional life and decreasing the incidence of teen pregnancy and suicide. She has also participated in research on the pediatric patient’s readiness for school and the ability of the health care provider to make the determination objectively.
Dr. Vendt is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, the Florida Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She and her husband are the current coordinators of the Retrouvaille, an International Marriage Lifeline Ministry, for the northeast Florida community.