Jane Miles

Assistant Professor
(414) 288-3851


Community Health, Home Health, Leadership Development and Nursing Leadership Education, Clinical Case Management, Care Transitions

Highest Degree & Institution

Ph.D., East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests

My research interests evolve around development of a nursing leadership mindset and leadership competencies at the undergraduate and graduate nursing levels. I am committed to the view that having a strong leadership mindset, and seeing leadership as part of every nurse’s responsibility, is necessary for positive patient outcomes. I am particularly interested in how students conceptualize leadership, envision their own roles, and pursue competency, and I am interested in how nursing education can most effectively support student development. I am also interested in patient outcomes in home health, looking at how developing home health nursing staff skills in leadership, assessment, and decision making can improve outcomes.

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

Miles, J. M., Larson, K. L., Swanson, M. (in press). Team-Based Learning in a Community Health Nursing Course: Improving Academic Outcomes. Journal of Nursing Education.

Scott, E. S. & Miles, J. M. (2013). Advancing leadership capacity in nursing. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 37(1), 77-82.

Miles, J. M., Anderson, D., Rose, M., Pokorny, M., Pories, M., Watkins, F., . . . Waters, W. (2012). Barriers to transition of obese patients from hospital to community. American Journal of Managed Care, 18(6), e234-e237.

Alligood, M. R. & Miles, J. M. (2011).Nursing knowledge and health policy in process. Nursing Science Quarterly, 24(1), 7-8.

Larson, K. L., Ott, M., & Miles, J. M. (2009). International cultural immersion:  En vivo reflections in cultural competence. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 17(2), 44-50.

Corbett, R. W., Miles, J. M., Gantt, L., Stephenson, N., & Larson, K. L. (2008). Schools of nursing, clinical partners and alumni collaborate for senior nursing scenarios:  A theory based approach. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 4(3), e49-e56.

Grants or Awards

2013 Selected Rising Star of Scholarship and Research - Sigma Theta Tau International

2010 The Morbidly Obese Patient Moving from Hospital to Home or Nursing Home: What are the Problems? ($2000) Collaborative Research Grant from East Carolina University College of Nursing and Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

Professional Memberships


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.