Janet Morrissette

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Jan Morrissette has been a nurse since 1974, with a range of nursing experience including acute medical-surgical, OB maternal-newborn, home health nursing, education, and public health nursing. In 2005 Ms. Morrissette was accepted into the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program, a three- year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally.

Ms. Morrissette had a 26- year career in Maine State Public Health Nursing from field nurse to State director of the program. She brings this experience and her knowledge as an advanced public health nurse to her teaching at UMA. Ms. Morrissette hopes to inspire her students in the value of population health, health promotion and disease prevention.

Ms. Morrissette is involved in her passions of public health, nursing, and social justice. She actively worked in the legislative process to restore public health nursing services in Maine (2017) and continues to work with advocates on the implementation of this legislation. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Maine Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, and Association of Public Health Nurses.


BSN, University of Southern Maine, 1974.
MSN, Husson University, 2000.


BC- Advanced Public Health Nurse (PHNA) through ANCC.

Jan Morrisette