Jean Hemphill, PhD, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
East Tennessee State University
Jean Croce Hemphill Ph.D., FNP-BC is currently an associate professor and academic director of the doctor of nursing practice program in Graduate Nursing, College of Nursing, Division of Health Sciences, East Tennessee State University. Jean does qualitative nursing research. Her current projects include health care and health experiences of persons who are homeless or unstably housed, understanding and using social indicators of health in care provision. She developed and implemented a model of interprofessional care provision with persons living homeless and with those without access to health care. She also participates in and evaluates interprofessional education, including mentoring faculty and students.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: The ETSU HealthBridge is a community of interprofessional faculty and students who affirm the inherent worth of unhoused people experiencing homelessness by meeting them where they are, and by providing care with compassion, trust, and excellence whose vision is to bridge barriers so that health care reaches everyone in our community, especially those who are unsheltered. This group was intentionally formed as an interprofessional collective recognizing the twin needs for a team-based approach to caring for this population and for strong community partnerships, leveraging their…