Jessica M. Jones, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, C-NNIC
Clinical Assistant Professor
DNP: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
MSN: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
BSN: Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Work and Education
This is Professor Jones’ first year teaching at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Specializing in neonatal care, she teaches students through lecture, lab, and clinical settings. Her lectures are informed by her twenty-one years of professional experience in neonatal nursing, the last sixteen of which she has spent practicing as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). She currently lives in Tampa, Florida where she practices clinically and serves as the Coordinator of Advanced Practice Providers.
Dr. Jones is an active member of several nursing organizations, including the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (FANNP), National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
(AANP). She serves on several committees including the conference planning committee for FANNP as well as the awards committee for NANN. Additionally, she is a member of the NICU collaborative and the NICU Quality committee within her hospital organization.
Articles and Presentations
Outside the classroom, Professor Jones contributes to both nursing publications and nursing associations. In 2023, she delivered a presentation called “Thermoregulation: It’s a Hot Topic” at the Synova Leadership Conference in Tucson, Arizona. She has also taught several lectures in collaboration with Synapse Care Solutions. Most recently, Dr. Jones has co-authored the chapter “Pain, Sedation and Stress”, in the Neurological Care of the Neonate Handbook, to be published in 2023.
Finally, Professor Jones is involved in her local community. Aside from spending time with her husband and four children, she is an active member of Idlewild Baptist Church, volunteering her time as nurse for student camps and vacation bible school. She also serves as a Sunday School teacher for 6th grade girls. One of her greatest joys is having the opportunity to volunteer weekly at her children’s school.