Jason Kiernan earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Michigan. He then completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, and he is presently a Ph.D. candidate within Wayne State’s College of Nursing. Mr. Kiernan’s dissertation research is focused on a music listening intervention as a means of chemotherapy-induced nausea mitigation.
Mr. Kiernan presently helps co-ordinate the undergraduate pathophysiology course, as well as assisting with other courses in the undergraduate curriculum (e.g., medical-surgical nursing, nursing research, introduction to nursing). He brings to these courses over two decades of clinical experience, including years spent as a “pool” RN (floating between floors/areas in an acute care hospital), cardiology, cardiac ICU, and a half decade as a hematology-oncology nurse practitioner.
Mr. Kiernan weaves his music intervention research interests into his academic work, using music to introduce the evidence base that presently exists for complementary therapies as well as their need for further research.