College of Health Sciences
Jessica S Garner, DNP, FNP-C, CNE is an experienced practitioner and educator. After working as a critical care nurse, she continued her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was awarded her Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She worked as a critical care and pulmonary nurse practitioner for several years following graduation. This position afforded her the opportunity to explore gaps in care that are apparent in today's healthcare landscape. It was with these gaps in mind that Dr. Garner chose to pursue a terminal degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Science degree in August of 2018. Her scholarly project work involved the exploration of complex issues related to transitional care windows. Dr. Garner has now transitioned into full time academia with the goal of improving the education of future practitioners. She serves as a contributing faculty member in the Walden School of Nursing.