Jett, Kathleen, Ph.D., MSN, BSN

Published: August 15th, 2012

Category: Profiles

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Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner


2660 SW 53rd Lane
Gainesville, FL 32608






Dr. Kathleen Jett received her bachelors and master’s degree in nursing and a doctor of philosophy (nursing science and anthropology) from the University of Florida. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Ethno-Geriatrics from the Geriatric Education Center at Sanford and a certificate in gerontology from the University of Florida.

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Oak Hammock at the University of Florida


Board certified as a gerontological nurse practitioner by the American Credentialing Center and a Diplomat of the American Academies of Practice.
Prior to her current position at Oak Hammock, she was a program officer at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland.
The majority of her post-doctoral career prior to Oak Hammock was spent directing and teaching in gerontological nurse practitioner programs and an undergraduate certificate program in gerontology. She combined her teaching with writing, research and clinical practice. The practice ranged from same day and nursing home care with an internal medicine group in Tacoma Washington to wellness and primary care with underserved elders in Delray Beach Florida.

Professional Interests

Dementia: pain control and mental health; palliative care, care management, health disparities.


Most recent publications:

Touhy T, Jett K: Ebersole and Hess’ Toward Health Healthy Aging (9th edition), 2016, New York: Elsevier.

Touhy T, Jett K: Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging (5th edition), * 2017, St. Louis, Elsevier.

*4th edition translated into Korean, 3rd edition modified for use in Canada.

Select other referred publications:

Adonis-Rizzo, MT & Jett KF (2007). Beliefs of Haitian elders related to the prevention of influenza. Public Health Nursing, 24(1), 18-25.

Jett KF (2006). Mind loss in the African American community: A normal part of aging. Journal of Aging Studies, 20(1), 1-10.

Jett KF (2003). The meaning of aging and the celebration of years among rural African American women. Geriatric Nursing, 24(5), 290-293.

Jett KF (2002). Making the connection: Seeking and receiving help by elderly African-Americans. Journal of Qualitative Health Research, 12(3), 373-387.

Jett KF, Coward R, Schoenberg N, Duncan R, Dwyer J (1996). The influence of community context on the decision to enter a nursing home. Journal of Aging Studies 10(3), 237-254.