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Faculty:  


Kara Jones MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Kara Jones MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Department of Surgery
Trauma/General Surgery

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Education:

  • Graduate Studies (MSN, FNP):
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, 2008
  • Undergraduate Studies (BSN, RN):
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, 2003

Certifications:


American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certification- October 2008
Advanced Trauma Life Support- February 2012
Fundamental Critical Care Support- April 2010

Research:

Research Interests:

  • Trauma care, including outcomes research, pain management, and education

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Publications and Presentations:

Scientific Presentations:

  • Rib Fractures, 17th Annual Trauma and Critical Care Symposium, November 2011, Lubbock Texas

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  Personal Interests  

I am married with two children and cherish my time with them. My favorite activities are those that bring smiles to their faces. I enjoy activities outdoors when it’s warm, scuba diving, boating, and gardening. When it’s cold outside, I enjoy crafting, cooking, and baking. I run as a quiet time with God and have a new found passion for photography.

  Clinical Interests  

Trauma and general surgery

  Educational Interests  

I focus to learn something new everyday, no matter how big or small. I want every aspect of my life to be fulfilling including my education. I plan on continuing my education with a doctorate in nursing practice in the future.

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