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Jessica Powers

Jessica Powers

Associate Professor Associates Degree Nursing


Jessica Powers has a background in Emergency Nursing and Critical Care. Jessica loves to teach and is motivated by student success. Jessica aims to shape the future of nursing by developing exceptional nurses that are compassionate, critical thinkers who can act quickly to save lives while being with people in their most vulnerable moments.


  • BSN, Stevenson University
  • MSN, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Research Interests

  • Simulation in Nursing Education
  • Transition to practice
  • Health Disparities
  • Improving Survival after Cardiac Arrest


Powers, J. & Schenk, L. (2021). Escaping Reality: Using Virtual Escape Rooms to Challenge and Engage Students. Synchronous virtual session to be presented at AFACCT Annual Conference.

Powers, J. (2020). The Quick Case Study: An Effective Method for Developing Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Poster Presentation at the MNA Year of the Nurse 2020 Educational Summit.

Powers, J. & Amig, A. (2016). Innovative four-prong model continues to drive positive patient safety and fiscal outcomes. Poster presented at the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting, Ellicott City, MD.

Mikula, A., Jones, C., Neverdon, A., Black, C., Powers, J. (2016). The effect of MRSA screenings on cost-effectiveness and infection control in acute care settings. Poster presentation at the MNA 112 Annual Nursing Conference, Linthicum Heights, MD.

Courses Taught

  • Nursing 211: Medical-Surgical Nursing III
  • Nursing 210: Medical-Surgical Nursing II
  • Nursing 105: Medical-Surgical Nursing I


  • Nursing