Graduate Student Supervision
I am not currently accepting graduate students.
My approach to teaching involves applying concepts introduced in the classroom to what we, as nurses, see in our “real life”. Understanding and integrating science and theory—the “why” and “how” – helps us not only to assess what is happening with our clients right now, but also to anticipate what could happen next given our knowledge of biopsychosocial processes. This level of understanding shifts us away from a position of reacting, toward the practice of careful planning, educating and intervening with our clients to enhance health and quality of life. As a nurse practitioner, my interests lie in teaching comprehensive assessments in health and illness, and assessing and intervening at a community level. I particularly enjoy working with students nearing completion in nursing or nurse practitioner programs, assisting them to pull together everything they’ve learned in order to perform integrated biopsychosocial assessments, process their findings and use appropriate resources to plan and deliver evidence-based care in complex healthcare situations. More specifically, I have an interest in cardiology, critical care nursing, primary care, and transition into novice nurse/nurse practitioner practice.
In my PhD work, I developed a computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain, based on therapies that have worked in face-to-face delivery in the literature. In a feasibility study using this intervention, individuals reported that they found the intervention easy to use, and that overall they felt a bit better as a result of using the intervention. In analysis of exploratory research outcomes, individuals who completed the intervention demonstrated improvement in emotional functioning, and in pain intensity and pain interference although physical functioning remained the same.
In other research I have explored methods in nursing education, simulation, and rehearsal as a preparation for NCLEX test anxiety.
As a nurse practitioner with over 20 years experience, I maintain a practice in primary and urgent/walk-in care.
Selected Recent Peer-reviewed Presentations and Publications
Perry, J. and Poser, K. (2020 March). Kingston Nursing Research Conference. Kingston, ON. NCLEX Security Simulation Project CANCELLED Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Perry, J. and Poser, K. (2019 September) Sim-One Conference. Montreal PQ. NCLEX Security Simulation Project.
Perry, J. (2018). Themes in HESI test data 2014-2018—Strengths and Growing Edges. Lunch and Learn, St. Lawrence College.
Perry, J., VanDenKerkhof, E., Wilson, R., Tripp, D. A. (2017). Guided Internet-based psycho-education intervention using cognitive behavioural therapy and self-management for individuals with chronic pain: a feasibility study. Pain Management Nursing, 18, 179-189. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2016.12.003.
Perry, J., VanDenKerkhof, E., Wilson, R., Tripp, D. A. (2017). Development of a guided Internet-based psycho-education intervention using cognitive behavioural therapy and self-management for individuals with chronic pain. Pain Management Nursing, 18, 90-101. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2016.12.004
Burrows, M. and Perry, J. (2016). The integration of concept mapping to enhance critical thinking in a year one undergraduate BScN clinical course. Synapse. Poster presentation.
Perry, J. (2015). Exploring the integration of computer-based multiple choice and alternate format based questions into testing in year 4 of the BScN program. Review of HESI test data 2014-2015—Strengths and Growing Edges. Lunch and Learn, St. Lawrence College.
Perry, J. (2014). Guided Internet-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain: A feasibility study. St. Lawrence College Nursing Symposium.
Perry, J. (2013) Systematic review of computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management interventions for individuals with chronic pain. Annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference.