Jennie Gunn, Ph.D., CFNP, CTN-A
Community and Mental Health Nursing

Research Interests
  • The effects of losing mother before the age of 18 years on women
  • Healing with roots, sticks, and plants
  • Culture

  • Ph.D. University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2007
  • MSN, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1994
  • BSN, University of Southern Mississippi, 1984
  • ADN, Florida State College, 1973

Specialized Training

  • Certified Advanced Transcultural Nursing, Transcultural Nursing Society International 2013
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1994
  • Quality Improvement Fellow, 2014

Selected Publications
  • Gunn, J. A.., Huebner, C. A., & McCoy, K. H. (in press). Perceptions of Losing Mother at an Early Age. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
  • Gunn, J. A., Huebner, C. A., Gunn, J. P. (2017). Club Ebony, In The Mississippi Encyclopedia, (Vol. 1, pp. 255) Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi
  • Gunn, J. A. (2017). Geophagia (Dirt Eating), In The Mississippi Encyclopedia, (Vol. 1, pp. 494-495). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi
  • Gunn, J. (2015). Pink Hues. Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences. 2(1), p. 23. Retrieved from
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Ongoing Research Support
  • Dearmon, V. (Project Director/Principal Investigator). (2016) HRSA Partnership for Quality Preceptor and Student Education. Mobile, AL. Role: Team member. Advanced Nursing Education grant. $2,079,921. Funded.

Completed Research Support

  • Gunn, J. & Nadler, M. (2012). The Person Who is Homeless and the Emergency Room: Finding Help when Needed. University of South Alabama Dean’s Grant, $3,400. Funded


Doctoral Courses

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Theory
  • Ph.D. Research Course
  • DNP Residency I
  • DNP Residency II
  • DNP Residency III
  • DNP Project Planning
  • Theory
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Honors and Awards
  • President Elect Transcultural Nursing Society International (2018-2020)
  • Community Service Award, Zeta Gamma Chapter Sigma Theta Tau (2016)
  • First Vice President Transcultural Nursing Society International, Board of Directors International (2015-2018)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Gamma, President (2014-2016)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Transcultural Nursing (2016-current)
  • Reviewer, Online Journal of Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare
  • Symposium Chair Transcultural Nursing Society Chapter Alabama and Mississippi Symposium Planner, College of Nursing, University of South Alabama. (April 4, 2014)
  • 2013 International Transcultural Nursing Society, First Vice President, 2013-2014.
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