Janet Gleason

Janet Gleason MSN, RN

Assistant Professor Nursing AAS Program
Office: Ward Building 118C
Phone: 907-262-0333
Email: jlgleason@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

Janet Gleason has been in nursing since 1973. Janet started by attending Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) School in the small Minnesota town where she grew up. After working for a year and a half as an LPN, she moved to Montana to attend Montana State University in Bozeman. While attending school full time, Janet also worked full time in the evening or night as an LPN and graduated in 1981 with a BSN. Janet obtained a master’s degree in 2007, MSN/Education from the University of Phoenix.

After college graduation in 1981, Janet worked a year as a staff nurse in oncology and then moved to Missouri where she worked as a charge nurse on a Medical/Surgical area. Moving to Michigan four years later, Janet worked as a staff nurse on an orthopedic floor. She moved to Soldotna Alaska in 1990 and worked on a Medical/Surgical unit for 3 years. In 1995, Janet began working in Infection Control and became certified in Infection Control. In 2005, Janet decided to explore the possibility of educating nurses and decided to obtain a master’s degree in nursing education.

In 2003, Janet started to teach a CNA class at the local school district. Janet started to work as an adjunct professor for the Kenai outreach program for UAA, AAS program from 2008-2011. In 2011 Janet became Assistant Professor Nursing, UAA School of Nursing, AAS Program in Kenai Alaska. Janet was president of the Midnight Sun Chapter of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2004-2005.

Janet continues to work at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna Alaska as a nursing supervisor. Janet is active on patient safety and quality improvement committees at the hospital.

Janet lives in Soldotna with three sons who seem to fly in and out of the nest.