The School of Nursing
Full Name: Jill Shutes
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey; M.S.N., University of Massachusetts at Lowell; D.N.P., Florida Atlantic University; Additional Studies: Nova Southeastern University.
In 1987, Dr. Shutes received her BSN from Rutgers College of Nursing. In 1997,
Dr. Shutes received her M.S.N. from University of Massachusetts, Lowell and received
her certification from ANCC to become a geriatric nurse practitioner. She recently
earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Florida Atlantic University. Prior
to coming to PBA, Dr. Shutes worked as a geriatric nurse practitioner with Evercare
in Baltimore, MorseLife Healthcare in West Palm Beach, and most currently with the
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida. She has traveled extensively
across the country teaching skilled nursing facilities how to improve the quality
of care, recognize changes in condition, and reduce readmissions of the frail elderly.
She rounds with third year medical students and residents at local skilled nursing
facilities. Dr. Shutes has co-authored numerous articles for peer reviewed journals
including Journal of American Geriatric Society and Journal of American Medical Directors
Association, and has coauthored chapters in “Geriatrics Models of Care” and Hazzards’
Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. She is currently a member of the Geriatric Association
of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society.
She currently lives in Wellington with her husband, daughter, and four dogs.