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C. Jo Riggs, Associate Professor

Contact: Department of Nursing
University of Central Missouri
Summit Center - Nursing Department, Room 150D
850 NW Chipman Road Suite #5170
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: 816-282-1107
Fax:  816-282-1110

C. Jo Riggs, PhD; MSN; BSN; RN; BC
Professor Riggs has been a member of Central’s faculty since 1995.

PhD, Nursing, University Of Missouri-Columbia
MSN, Nursing Administration, California State University, Sacramento, California
BSN, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan

Jo Riggs teaches nursing management, in the undergraduate level and methods of research in the graduate level. Her own clinical experiences include medical intensive care and long-term care administration.

Jo is interested in staff retention in long-term care, geriatric nursing, workplace issues, and nursing education. She holds national board certification in geriatric nursing. Her most recent publications include:

  • Winters, J., Hauck, B., Riggs, C.J., Clawson, J., & Collins, J.W. (2003). Use of videotaping to assess competencies and course outcomes.  Journal of Nursing Education, 41(10).
  • Rantz, M., Bostick, J., Riggs, C.J. (2002). Nursing quality measurement: A review of nursing studies 1995-2000. American Nurses Publishing: Washington D.C.
  • Riggs, C. J. & Rantz, M. J. (2001). A model of staff support to improve retention in long-term care. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 25, 43-54.

Professional Involvement
Jo is involved in professional nursing activities through the American Nurses Association, and the Missouri Nurses Association.  She is also a member of the local District 10 Nurses’ Association.

Jo has served on various college committees and she has participated in several University sponsored programs. She serves on departmental committees such as the NQIP Committee and the Promotion and Tenure Committee. Jo serves as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

C. Jo Riggs