Jennifer Saffell, MSN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor


Course Coordinator for NRSE 570, 571, 572, the three core clinical and didactic courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. I also teach a section of the NRSE 522, Advanced Assessment for Graduate Students.


BSN from The Ohio State University in 1997

MSN-FNP from Otterbein College in 2010

Certifications, Honors & Achievements

I am a certified FNP through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Life Support through The American Heart Association

I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau, AANP, and OANP

I am happily married and have three children, which are my greatest accomplishments. We have several family businesses, including Subway Sandwich Shops, Ohio Car Wash Supply, multiple car wash complexes, and rental properties. We also have a family run horse facility located on our family farm.

Recipient of 2015 Mount Carmel Excellence in Nursing Award

Community/Professional Service

I volunteer to do sports physicals for The Maysville School District in Zanesville OH., where we complete PE's on over 200 students every year. We try to take our NP students and utilize this as a teaching-learning experience. I volunteer one day per week in a small private family practice in my community to keep my skills and professional knowledge current . I will be volunteering at our local public school system to help get all of their school physicals completed this year and in the future. I also participate in various other community volunteer activities for our Catholic Church Parish and St. Rose School. I volunteer to help out at the drug screening and influenza clinics in the college and have helped at the local soup kitchen. I am looking forward to participating in my first medical mission trip this summer and feel very blessed for the opportunity to go with our nursing students.

I successfully completed my first medical mission trip to the DR with 17 of our BSN students.