Faculty/Staff Profile

Janice J. Twiss, PhD, APRN-NP, WHNP-BC
Associate Professor
Coordinator Woman’s Health Advanced Practice Graduate Nursing Program

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division  
985330 Nebraska Medical Center 
Omaha, NE 68198-5330
tel: (402) 559-6571
E-Mail: jtwiss@unmc.edu

Dr. Twiss has been in the academic arena for over 30 years in the area of women's health.  Life long learning has been a passion of hers.  She worked part time in maternity nursing and was especially interested in high risk perinatal nursing.  She is now a woman's health nurse practitioner and has a high interest in perimenopausal and menopausal women, which is her focus of nursing research.  Working with students to develop a passion for learning and for nursing has been a major emphasis in her career.  She has been with the university for over 25 years. 


  • Coordinates the woman's health advanced practice graduate nursing program 
  • Coordinates and teaches in the three woman's health graduate courses  


  • Is co-investigator on NINR federally funded research grant in "Prevention of Osteoporosis in Breast Cancer Survivors" 

  • "Breastfeeding Satisfaction, Breast feeding Self Efficacy, Transition to Parenting in Mothers of Normal and Preterm Infants" 

  • "Perimenopausal Symptoms, Quality of Life, and Health Behaviors in Users and Nonusers of Hormone Therapy"  


  • Woman's Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • UNMC Physician's Baker Place Family Practice
  • UNMC Physician's Community Health Center-Faculty Health Care Center 

Professional Service/Recognition

  • Ada M. Lindsey Professional Service Award 2006
  • Past Section Chair AWHONN
  • Member Association of Woman's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
  • Member National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • Member of the American Nurses Association
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau


2017   Learning Analytics for Assessing Critical Thinking and Student Engagement to Improve Instructor Feedback: A Mixed Methods Study. (UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators). Kotcherlakota, S. (PI), Twiss, J. (PI), Beam, E., Lasher, E., Moser, D., Kinney, S., Ford, A., Cera J., & Wisnieski, D.