January Member Spotlight
Name: Jeremy Jordan
Credentials: PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE
Specialty (i.e. critical care, rural health): Pediatric Critical Care
Current Job Title / Role: Assistant Professor and Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Current Employer: UAB and Children's of Alabama
Educational highlights (degree, school, etc.):
B.S. in Healthcare Management - UAB - 2011
B.S.N.-equivalent - UAB - 2012
M.S.N. as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - UAB - 2014
Ph.D. with a focus on pediatric neurologic injury - UAB - 2021
Professional work outside of your traditional role (organizational service, research, community service etc.):
I currently serve as the Co-Chair of the Acute Care SIG of NAPNAP and a member of DEI Committee. I am also active in the Society for Critical Care Medicine and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. My research is focused on the use of transcranial doppler ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for children with neurologic injury.
Interesting fact(s) about yourself:
Nursing is my 3rd career. I am a 3rd degree black belt and certified Taekwondo instructor. I taught kids and adults Taekwondo; but my favorite class was the Tiny Tigers (3-6 year olds). After I got my BS in Healthcare Management, I worked in clinical trials for a dermatology practice. I quickly fell in love with patient care and decided to go to nursing school.
Anything you want to share about your family?
I have been with my husband for 12 years. He's a CRNA at Children's of Alabama
What do you like to do in your spare time?
We enjoyed traveling prior to the pandemic and are starting to get back into it. I really enjoy skiing, exercising, and playing with our dog.
What is your most irrational fear?
I am constantly hyper-aware of the risk of food poisoning. I won't eat/drink anything that is expired even by a day.
What are you most proud of?
My family. My husband takes care of children and their families during one of the scariest times of their lives, surgery. He's an excellent clinician and advocate. I am also proud of finishing my PhD. It was the most challenging thing that I have ever done but I learned something every step of the way.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Switzerland - I would love to go skiing in the French Alps.
Or Brazil to see Carnival