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Jeanette Lancaster, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean and Professor of Nursing, Emerita

Department: Family, Community & Mental Health Systems

Office: CMNEB 2022
Phone: (434) 924-1585
(865) 244-8754
Email: bl6h@Virginia.EDU
Fax: (434) 243-8371

Dr. Jeanette Lancaster served as dean of the School of Nursing from 1989 until 2008.  After stepping down as dean, she served as a visiting professor at the School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong.  During her tenure at the University of Hong Kong she worked to develop a proposal to change the status of the program in nursing from a Department of Nursing Studies to a School of Nursing. This change became effective in March 2010. She also helped develop a taught doctoral program in nursing that began in Fall 2009. Upon her return to the University of Virginia, she was appointed to the Medical Center Professorship. Dr. Lancaster served as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing from 2006-2008. She and her colleague, Dr. Marcia Stanhope, have published 7 editions of Public Health Nursing, and 3 editions of Foundations of Nursing in the Community. She edits the interdisciplinary journal, Family & Community Health.

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Research Focus

health promotion

Clinical Focus

public health

Teaching Focus

public health; leadership and management


Journal Articles

Lancaster, B.J. (2009). What are some of the educational needs of nurses after graduation? Journal of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, (October), .


Stanhope, M.K., & Lancaster, B.J. (2012). Public health nursing. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Elsevier.

Stanhope, M.K. & Lancaster, B.J. (2011). Public health nursing (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Elsevier

Stanhope, M.K. & Lancaster, B.J. (2010). Foundations of nursing in the community (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Elsevier

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