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Academic BackgroundB.S.N. Seton Hall University
M.Ed. Cambridge College
Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Rhode Island
Courses TaughtNURS 370 Public & Community Health Nursing
NURS 503 Professional Role Developing
NURS 611 Public Health /Community Lead II
Areas of ExpertiseCommunity and public health nursing; population health; health care policy formulation and analysis; nursing care management; program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Research InterestsCommunity-based elder pain management; hybrid teaching and learning; policy and politics.
Teaching AreasTeaches an introductory professional nurses course, and coordinates senior –level clinical experiences in public and community health and transition to professional nursing practice.
Recent Scholarly ActivitySchwager, J. (2016) Nursing Care Management: Workforce Development through Academic-Practice Partnership, Podium presentation at ACHNE/APHN conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Byrd, M., Costello, J., Gremel, K., Schwager, J., Blanchette, L., Malloy, T. (2012). Political astuteness of baccalaureate nursing students following an active learning experience in health policy. Public Health Nursing, 29(5), 433-443.
Schwager, J., Blanchette, L., Gremel, K. (2010). An integrated, multi-faceted approach to cultural competence. Symposium for the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators annual meeting. Washington, DC.
Costello, J., Byrd, M., Blanchette, L., Gremel, K., Schwager, J., Shelton, C., Thomas, P. (2009). Teaching public policy in undergraduate nursing education: highlights from a decade of public policy projects. Symposium for the American Public Health Association annual meeting. Boston, MA.
Byrd, M., Costello, J., Gremel, K., Jalbert, E., Lindberg, R., Raymond, P., Schwager, J., Shelton, C., Thomas, P. (2006). A collaborative learning experience to promote healthy homes. Symposium for the American Public Health Association annual meeting. Boston, MA.
Schwager, J. (2003). Homecare nurses’ decisions about pain management with older clients. Dissertation Abstracts International. Doctoral dissertation, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.
Schwager, J. (2001). Homecare nurses’ decisions about pain management with older clients. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Nursing Research Society. Atlantic City, NJ.