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Jill Folsom, MS, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Portrait of Jill FolsumJill has been teaching with us since 2012. Along with her teaching, she has spent her nursing career working with chronically mentally ill, inpatient and outpatient, as well as the chronically ill in both settings. Most recently she spent six and ½ years coordinating and providing care for rural veterans in upstate N.Y. She is a national volunteer with the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to assure funding for type 1 diabetes research is continued.

Academic Philosophy

I believe that each individual comes into the learning environment with their own ideas, goals and beliefs of what will occur throughout the educational experience. It is my role, as a instructor, to help identify this and guide the students on their path to reach their goal. Using a leadership style based in behaviorism allows the individual to learn new skills and information in a setting that is positively rewarding as well as respectful of the individual’s achievements. At the same time, this style of educational leadership can reward and encourage the individual to continue sharing their own thoughts and ideas, creating a stronger learning environment for all and moving everyone towards the identified goal of becoming a registered professional nurse.


  • M.S. in Nursing Education and Faculty, Drexel University, June 2011
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership and Health Systems Management, Drexel University, June 2011
  • B.S. in Nursing, Cum Laude, SUNY Plattsburgh, May 2007
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma, Champlain Valley Educational Services, June 1996


  • T1 diabetes management 

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
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