Janet Reagor, PhD, RN, is Chair of the School of Nursing. She is an Associate Professor of Nursing and has taught at Avila University since 2002. She has taught a variety of courses in the program including, research, healthcare informatics, development of the professional nurse, population based nursing, and capstone practicum.
Dr. Reagor has worked as a registered nurse in many different roles and clinical settings. She has been a staff nurse on medical-surgical units, intensive care units, and in the Emergency Department.
Her interest in teaching began with patient and family teaching, and led to a position in staff development in a community hospital. In this setting she was responsible for new employee/new graduate nurse orientation and continuing education for all nurses at the facility. Prior to teaching at Avila University, Dr. Reagor was an instructor for nine years at a nursing school in Central Illinois. She also started an Advanced Cardiac Life Support program in this rural county and served as Course Coordinator and Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association. Dr. Reagor has volunteered as a nurse for numerous local and national Boy Scouts of America events, including summer camps and the 1997 National Jamboree.
Dr. Reagor received a BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1975, a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois in 1993 and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 2010. Her dissertation focused on the perception of readiness for practice of senior baccalaureate nursing students following a clinical practicum.
At home she enjoys gardening, quilting, reading and spending time with her husband and dogs.