BSN from Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL
Mrs. Jeanna Kerchner joined Southeastern University’s (SEU) nursing team in 2016 and is the Nursing lab manager, coordinating both simulation and teaching lab experiences. In addition to her lab responsibilities, she also oversees the students learning resources through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI).
Mrs. Kerchner possesses a diverse background of experience providing care to stroke patients on a certified stroke unit, open heart patients, acute rehab, and is still currently practicing at Lakeland Regional Health. Prior to employment at the hospital, she worked several years in a variety of areas in home health. Mrs. Kerchner is currently pursuing her MSN at Indiana Wesleyan with a future goal of obtaining her Doctorate in Nursing.
With a passion for teaching and patient advocacy, it brings her great joy to encourage and equip this generation of nurses to fulfill what God has placed in their heart. “Nursing is a unique and diverse gift from God, preparing you to be an extension of His hand to bring healing to both spirit, mind, and body”.
Mrs. Kerchner has a wonderful husband, Tony, that contributes and supports what God is doing. They are very active in their church at Family Worship Center, with weekly hospital visits, hospitality, and discipleship. They have 3 adult children and 2 wonderful grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with family, going to the beach, good food, and laughing.
Mrs. Kerchner expresses great joy and gratitude in becoming a part of the Southeastern family. Many years ago she served on the SEU staff and shared the vision of what is at the heart of SEU. She believes as we cultivate what God has planted in each student, together, we will impact our community for His glory and purpose.