Jana Zwilling

Jana Zwilling, M.S., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-C.

F.N.P. Track Director and Clinical Assistant Professor

Jana Zwilling

Jana Zwilling is a clinical assistant professor in the graduate nursing program and director of the family nurse practitioner track. She has been teaching in the graduate program since 2011 and full time as the director since 2014. Zwilling is an alum of UND’s F.N.P. master’s program and is in the process of completing her Ph.D. in Nursing through the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Before her academic career, Zwilling completed her B.A. in Nursing at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. She then spent seven years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, traveling to a variety of assignments. After certification as an F.N.P., Zwilling has worked at Altru Health System in Grand Forks for the past 11 years in occupational medicine, with flex time in urgent care and women’s health. Much of her research focuses on the nurse practitioner workforce, practice regulations, health care policy, nurse practitioner role and utilization.

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Zwilling, J.G. (2018). The nurse practitioner as rural health care provider. In C. Winters, & H. Lee (Eds.), Rural nursing: Theory, concepts and practice, 5th ed. New York: Springer.
  • Zwilling, J.G. (2018). Multifaceted roles of the A.P.R.N. In K. Blair, & M. Jansen (Eds). Advanced Practice Nursing Core Concepts for Professional Role Development (6th ed.). New York: Springer.
  • Zwilling, J.G. (2018). Advanced practice nursing in the health care setting: Organizational roles. In K. Blair, & M. Jansen (Eds). Advanced Practice Nursing: Core Concepts for Professional Role Development (6th ed.). New York: Springer.
  • Zwilling, J.G. (2015). Multifaceted roles of the A.P.R.N. In K. Blair, & M. Jansen (Eds). Advanced Practice Nursing Core Concepts for Professional Role Development (5th ed.). New York: Springer.
  • Zwilling, J.G. (2015). Advanced practice nursing in the health care setting: Organizational roles. In K. Blair, & M. Jansen (Eds). Advanced Practice Nursing: Core Concepts for Professional Role Development (5th ed.). New York: Springer.

Journal Articles

  • Owens, R., & Zwilling, J.G. (2019). Nurse practitioner workforce: An exemplar from one independent practice state. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (In review)
  • Zwilling, J.G., & Fiandt, K. (2019). Where are we now? Practice-level utilization of nurse practitioners in comparison with state-level regulations. Health Services Research. (Accepted for publication)
  • Zwilling, J.G., & Wilson, F. (2019). Geographical variation in nurse practitioner scope of practice and state population health indicators. Nursing Outlook. (Manuscript submitted for publication)
  • Nedegaard, R., & Zwilling, J. (2017). Promoting military cultural competence among civilian care providers. Social Sciences.

Other Publications

  • Zwilling, J., & Owens, R. (2019). North Dakota nursing 2019: Understanding the Workforce. Chapter in Fifth Biennial Report: Health issues for the state of North Dakota.
  • Zwilling, J., & Owens, R. (2017). North Dakota Nurse Practitioners 2017: Understanding the Workforce. University of North Dakota, College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines.

Areas of Expertise

  • Occupational and environmental health and medicine
  • Military medicine
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal assessment and treatment
  • Nurse practitioner role and regulation
  • Nurse practitioner education
  • Health services research

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits), graduate-level students, 2011-present, course lead 2013-16.
  • Clinical Section (4-5 credits), master’s-level F.N.P. students. 2012-14.
  • Adult-Geriatric Disease Management (3 credits), Graduate F.N.P./A.G.P.C.N.P. students, 2014-15.
  • Maternal and Child Health in Primary Care (2 credits), master’s-level F.N.P. students, 2015-2018.
  • Role Development of the Nurse Practitioner (2 credits), master’s-level F.N.P., A.G.P.C.N.P., P.M.H.N.P. students. 2018–present.
  • Independent Study (2 credits), master’s-level F.N.P. students. 2014-present.

Contact Information
Phone: 701.777.4545
Email: jana.zwilling@UND.edu