Janet Boller, PhD, RN
Janet Boller, PhD, RN

Janet Boller, PhD, RN

Adjunct Associate Professor
College of Nursing


  • Patient Safety and Quality, Health Systems Leadership

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Masters


  • Adjunct Associate Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Nursing - Bachelors

Teaching Activity

  • NUR 345
  • NUR 356
  • NUR 465
  • NUR 687
  • NUR 691
  • NUR 701


Jan Boller, PhD, RN is Adjunct Associate Professor at Creighton University College of Graduate Nursing and is the faculty lead for this course. Dr. Boller teaches in the RN-BSN track, MSN, and DNP program and is the curriculum coordinator for the Clinical Nurse Leader track.  Prior to joining the College of Nursing faculty, Jan was Associate Professor, in the College of Graduate Nursing, at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) in Pomona, California. At WesternU Dr. Boller held positions as Assistant Dean for Community Engagement/Strategic Partnerships, The Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair for Nursing Safety and Quality, Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Director of the Health Systems Leadership tracks (Administrative Nurse Leader and Clinical Nurse Leader), and the ADN-MSN track. director.

Dr. Boller’s program of interest is cultivating collaborative interprofessional community-focused efforts to improve patient safety and healthcare quality.  Jan’s clinical career included two years in ambulatory care nursing and 12 years in critical care nursing, as staff nurse, nurse educator, and critical care clinical nurse specialist. She was President of Health Education International, Inc., which provided continuing education for health professionals. At the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Jan was the Program Development Director. After earning her PhD at the University of California, San Francisco,  Jan held positions as Director of Clinical Effectiveness at two Sutter Health facilities in the SF Bay Area.
Jan was the project director at the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care for the 2008 White Paper on Nursing Education Redesign for California. She is co-author with Dr. Alan Briskin, of the book, Daily Miracles: Stories and Practices of Humanity and Excellence in Health Care, which received a 2007 AJN Book of the Year Award.

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Community-based collaboration - patient safety and quality