husband Paul Shields
Jan graduated from Michigan State University and later taught Veterinary Anesthesia at MSU.
Jan later obtained her BSN, Cum Laude from Oakland University and then worked as a certified Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse in Detroit.
Jan Shields served on the nursing staff at Maui Memorial Medical Center in the well baby nursery and the postpartum floor.
Jan is the co-author of "Neonatal Skin Handbook" and inventor of patented neonatal products and equipment currently used in 50 countries.