Jean E. Martin
Dr. Jean E. Martin was a nursing professor at Grand Valley for over 17 years. She retired in 2011. Martin is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), the Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honorary Society (Kappa-Epsilon and Rho chapters), and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Martin’s research has primarily been focused on promoting bone health in adolescents.
Martin was influential in establishing the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Grand Valley, through the Kirkhof College of Nursing, and also the Jean E. Martin Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarship Endowment Fund. In 2002, Martin was named Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Michigan Chapter of NAPNAP. Her awards also include: Co-recipient, Journal of Pediatric Health Care 2013 Leah Harrison Excellence in Clinical Writing Award; Recipient, Excellence in Practice Award, Kappa Epsilon Chapter-at-Large, Sigma Theta Tau, 2009; and Recipient, Excellence in Education Award, Kappa Epsilon Chapter-at-Large, Sigma Theta Tau, 2002.
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