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Keigwin School of Nursing
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Jacksonville, FL 32211
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Dr. Teri Chenot
Department Chair, Healthcare Quality and Safety Programs; Professor of Nursing; Director QSEN Institute Regional Center; Chapter Leader/Faculty Advisor for the IHI Open School Chapter at Jacksonville University
Areas of Specialization
Patient safety, quality and health outcomes
- EdD, Educational Leadership, University of North Florida
- MEd, University of North Florida
- MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Thomas University
- MSN, Florida Atlantic University
- BSN, Florida Atlantic University
- BHS, Florida Atlantic University
- ASN, Broward State College
Dr. Teri Chenot is the Department Chair for JU's Healthcare Quality and Safety programs,
and is a Professor at the Keigwin School of Nursing at Jacksonville University and
has been a full-time faculty member since 2010. She serves as the Director of the QSEN Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University and the Chapter Leader/Faculty Advisor for the IHI Open School Chapter at Jacksonville
University. She received her ASN degree from Broward State College. She received her
BHS and BSN degrees from Florida Atlantic University. Her graduate education includes
an MSN from Florida Atlantic University, an M.Ed. from the University of North Florida
(UNF), and an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Thomas University. She received
her Ed.D. In Educational Leadership with a cognate in Adult Learning and Patient Safety
from UNF. Her dissertation, Frameworks for Patient Safety in the Nursing Curriculum,
was a mixed methods design that resulted in a validated survey, Healthcare Professionals
Patient Safety Assessment Curriculum Survey (HPPSACS), that measures patient safety
awareness among pre-licensure nursing students and was published in the Journal of
Nursing Education. Her three primary areas of research interest include patient safety,
quality, and health outcomes.
Dr. Chenot’s clinical nursing background is in women’s, children’s, and community health. She has served in various healthcare leadership positions that included as a Patient Safety Officer at an academic medical center; as a nurse leader for two women’s centers; and as a Nursing Program Specialist for a CDC federal grant for a Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. She has worked in clinics, hospitals, and academic settings.
Dr. Chenot was the Co-Investigator of A Statewide Initiative Integrating Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Through Academic/Clinical Partnerships to Improve Health Outcomes which was a $45,000 three-year Florida Blue Foundation grant – funded January 2014 – December 2016.
Dr. Chenot serves on the QSEN Institute Board of Directors. She is a member of the American Academy of Nursing, American College of Healthcare Executives, American Nurses Association (Advisory board member for the Center for Ethics and Human Rights), American Organization for Nursing Leadership, American Public Health Association, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (Chair - Quality and Safety Council), Florida Association for Healthcare Quality, Florida Nurses Association (former board member), Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (former board member), National Academies of Practice, National Association for Healthcare Quality, Northeast Florida Association for Healthcare Quality (former president), Northeast Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Southern Nursing Research Society. She is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, Journal of Research in Nursing, Nursing Economics, and Nursing Outlook. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in the Fall of 2019 and inducted as a Distinguished Scholar Fellow in the National Academies of Practice in the Nursing Academy in 2021.
Dr. Chenot serves in the community as a board member of Tobacco-Free Jacksonville.