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Dr. Jay Knight, DNP, MSN, RN

Jay Knight


Identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community and began unpacking their gender identity in 2018.

Working in healthcare since 2004 including roles within: hemodialysis, emergency department staff nurse, hospital supervisor, nursing informaticist, stroke nurse navigator, health plan innovations, and most recently as nursing faculty at Grand Valley State University.

Project lead for the implementation of SOGI data collection and use at a large health system.

Extensive educational experience leading both traditional and non-traditional classrooms for 25 years including healthcare-specific audiences since 2015.

Executive Board Member of the Grand Rapids LGBTQ+ Healthcare Consortium.

Doctorate in Nursing Practice – April 2022 with honors:

  • DNP Project focused on reducing disparities associated with HIV prevention

Superpower – Force Multiplier.