Jolene Lynn, RN, PhD
Dean – School of Nursing
Jolene Lynn, RN, PhD, is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs of Graceland University’s School of Nursing in Independence, Missouri. Graduating from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years. For 19 years, Dr. Lynn has been a nurse educator teaching five years at Johnson County Community College and 12 years at the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC). Her practice experience includes emergency, day surgery and wound care.
Serving as the BSN Program Director at UMKC for 9 ½ years, Dr. Lynn completed her Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator at UMKC and her Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Passionate about students, she enjoys watching them gain confidence in their abilities.
Dr. Lynn is married to an RN (formerly RRT). She and her husband have three sons, their oldest being an RN, middle son works in insurance, and youngest son currently attends college.
Dr. Lynn’s research interests include education, health disparities and student retention.