University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Jennifer Laurent

Jennifer Laurent, Ph.D., FNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jennifer Laurent Office: 204 Rowell
Phone: (802) 656-3024

Dr. Jennifer Laurent is a practicing family nurse practitioner in a Vermont rural family practice working with individuals and families since 1997. She joined the Department of Nursing full time in the fall of 2011 after teaching clinical graduate course work at the University of Vermont part-time since 2003. She received her B.S from the University of Connecticut-Storrs in 1991, a M.S from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 1997, and a Ph.D. from Duquesne University in 2010. In addition, Dr. Laurent serves as the president for the Vermont Nurse Practitioner Association and serves on the APRN Sub-Committee for the Vermont Board of Nursing.


Ph.D., Duquesne University, Nursing, 2010
M.S., University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Family and Community Health Nursing, 1997
B.S., University of Connecticut - Storrs, Nursing, 1991

Courses Taught

GRNU 306
GRNU 354
GRNU 355
GRNU 369

Research Interests
  • Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
  • Addiction
  • Eating Behaviors in Adolescents
  • Food Environment
  • Health Promotion
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Policy and Legislative Issues

Laurent, J. (2012, January). Enhancing graduate nursing clinical education through deliberate practice. Poster Presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA.

Laurent, J. (2011, October). Pathway to Making Change: How parents promote health for their overweight or obese child. Oral presentation at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology's 2011 Qualitative Health Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Laurent, J. (2011, October). How parents promote health for their overweight or obese child. Poster session presented at the Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Awards & Grants

Freeman Nurse Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, 2005-2008
Vermont Nurse's Foundation Recognition Award, 2009 & 2010

Professional Affiliations & Appointments

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American College of Nurse Practitioners
APRN Sub-Committee, Vermont State Board of Nursing
Obesity Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Vermont Nurse Practitioner Association
Vermont State Nurses Association

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