Jana Wheeler, PPCNP-BC, CHSE, CNE


Jana Wheeler, PPCNP-BC, CHSE, CNE

Assistant Professor, Nursing
Simulation Lab Coordinator

SciTech Room 247
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8311
Jana Wheeler, PPCNP-BC, CHSE, CNE

I have been a Nurse since 1993 when I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. I got my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Yale as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) in 1999. I worked as PNP in various settings, mostly in Nashville, TN until 2016 when I started at USCB. At that time, I also started my Doctoral studies and got my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2017 from Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). I still practice as a PNP one day per week at MUSC in a Children’s Specialty Clinic in Beaufort. I love teaching. I run the simulation lab and I really enjoy using this method of experiential learning to bridge the gap between class and clinical practice. Because of my work in the sim lab, I have the pleasure of working with the nursing students all five of their semesters in Nursing School at USCB and watching them grow into professional nurses!

In my spare time I like taking my 2 Boston Terriers to the beach with my husband, riding my bike, sewing and painting.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

DNP. Medical University of South Carolina 2017

MS in Nursing. Yale University School of Nursing 1999

BS in Nursing. Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University 1993

  • NURS B326 Adult Health Nursing I
  • NURS B326C Clinical Care of Adults with Acute & Chronic Conditions
  • NURS B341 Performance of Caring
  • NURS B358 Care of Children (previously Children's Health Nursing)
  • NURS B360C Clinical Care of Childbearing
  • NURS B412 Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS B418 Community Health Nursing
  • NURS B420 Trends and Issues in Nursing
  • NURS B422C Clinical Care in Public & Community Health Settings
  • NURS B425C Clinical Care of High Acuity Adults
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Simulation Lab
  • Experiential Learning