Jeanne Salyer, PhD, RN, FNAP

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Title: Associate Professor
Company: Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Jeanne Salyer, PhD, RN, FNAP, Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.

Dr. Salyer has taught as an associate professor of the VCU School of Nursing since 2001, the culmination of a collegiate dream to work in nursing that led her to earn a PhD in 1992. She owes her success to her parents, who instilled the importance of education into her and her brothers. As a senior faculty tenured associate, she teaches nursing for the Bachelor of Science program, as well as standards in professional practice and performance. She is well known for her skill in cardiac care, critical care, and pulmonary care. Dr. Salyer has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who of American Women, and holds numerous awards for nursing and teaching, including a 2014 Nurse of the Year Award from the Virginia Chapter of the March for Dimes.

Born in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Salyer earned a diploma in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital and the affiliated UAB Health System. She worked in the UAB Health System Emergency Department while earning a BSN from the Capstone College of Nursing and the University of Alabama, and completed a MSN from the UAB School of Nursing. After UAB, Dr. Salyer entered the Jackson Health System, serving numerous roles including instructor of critical care staff. She arrived at VCU in 1979, working with pulmonary and respiratory intensive care. In 1992, she earned a PhD in nursing from VCU, and continued to teach and practice in a tremendous number of roles, including interim chair of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, as well as Center Affiliate of the Center of Excellence in Biobehavioral Approaches to Symptom Management.

Dr. Salyer has been a prolific contributor to medical literature as an author and reviewer. She received a grant for “The Impact of Autonomic Dysfunction on Liver-Related Symptoms in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Their Relationship to Systemic Inflammation and Insulin Resistance” for the Center for Clinical & Translational Research Endowment Fund of VCU from 2014 to 2015. It is the latest in numerous research grants and investigator awards. Dr. Salyer has also been a prominent supporter of organizations such as the Southern Nursing Research Society, the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing of the American Heart Association, as well as numerous committees within the VCU system. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework, photography, and traveling to historic sites, though that does take away from her time with her two cats.

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