Jennifer Cowley MSN, RN
Senior Lecturer

Jennifer Cowley received her BSN from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981. She worked in a variety of acute care settings over the next five years as a bedside staff nurse caring for a wide variety of ill adults. This experience served her well – and after obtaining her MSN from UK in 1987, she began teaching in the undergraduate program here. She has nearly 25 years' experience as a clinical instructor and lecturer. She co-initiated, co-coordinated, and taught in the undergraduate pathopharmacology course for five years. She is currently coordinator and lecturer in the adult med-surgical course, co-coordinator of the Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP) summer extern program (a collaborative with UK Healthcare) and co-coordinator of the capstone Career Management course. Cowley was awarded the 2010 Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award and the College of Nursing's Louise J. Zegeer Award in the spring of 2010. She continues to declare that her favorite day of the week is when she is working directly with the students, whether it be in the classroom or clinically, at the patient’s bedside.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-1302

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: jcowl1@uky.edu



MSN, University of Kentucky, 1987
BSN, Eastern Kentucky University, 1981


Quality and safety principles in nursing education and at the patient’s bedside; adult patients in acute care setting; interprofessional education in undergraduate nursing; promotion of professional development and NCLEX success for graduating seniors


Jennifer Cowley's CV


Cowley, J. B. Diebold, C. M. Coleman Gross, J. Hardin-Fanning, F. Management of common problems Gerontological nursing: Competencies for care. (2006), Jones and Bartlett Publishers 475-560.

Diebold, C. M. Gross, J. C. Thompson, R. Schooler, M. Kain, M. Goodrich, S. Faulkner, E. Miller, M. J. Cowley, J. B. The blueberry spa: A celebration of the art of nursing. (2005), Nursing Educator 30 (1), 9-11.

Cowley, J. B. (in press) Alterations in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance High Acuity Nursing. , Pearson (7th edition),

Cowley, J. B. (in press) Determinants and Assessment of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance High Acuity Nursing. , Pearson (7th edition),


Cowley, J. B. 2017, May. Senior Nursing Course Prepares Students for NCLEX: One School's Story. Thirteenth Annual Faculty Development Workshop, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, Lexington, KY United States.

Welsh, J., Grubbs, A. B., Walmsley, L. A., Fugate, S. J., Cowley, J. B., Hardin-Fanning, F. 2016, November. Academic support strategies for MedVet-BSN students. Kentucky Nurses Association Convention 2016, Kentucky Nurses Association, Louisville, KY United States.

Cowley, J. B. 2015, September. Using Clickers in Nursing Curricula," Turning Technologies, Inc. Webinar; Using Clickers in Nursing Curricula . Webinar, Turning Technologies, Inc, KY .

Ashford, K. B., Cowley, J. B. 2014, May. Career Development Class Including NCLEX Prep. 10th Annual Faculty Development Workshop, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY .

Cowley, J. B. 2014, March. Elevating HESI Outcomes Conference. “Flipping the Classroom”. Elevating Outcomes with HESI Conference, Elsevier Inc, Las Vegas, NV .