College of Nursing
Degree ProgramDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Nixon received her DNP from the University of Utah. She currently serves as a contributing faculty member with Walden University in the College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and has served in this role since April 2014. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She has been licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner since 2006. Dr. Nixon is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a primary focus in cardiology. She works at the VA Medical Center, Cardiology Department in Salt Lake City. She is an Associate of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, and serves as a board member for the Utah Nurse Practitioners Association.
DNP, University of Utah
MS, University of Utah
BS, University of Utah
Utah Nurse Practitioners Association, Board Member
Awards / Honors
Researcher of the Year for Intermountain Heart Institute, , 2013
Finalist for Nursing Research Award, Heart Failure, , 2012
Magna Cum Laude, University of Utah, 2001
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Utah, 2000
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, University of Utah, 2000
Nixon, J., Kfoury, A. G., McCubrey, R., Brunisholz, K., Blair, T., Balling, K., Budge, D., Doty, J., Rasmussen, B., Reid, B., Smith, H., Thomsen, G., Goddard, M., Alharethi, R. . Lactic Acidosis After Cardiac Transplantation: Foe or Common Innocent Bystander Transplantation
Nixon, J., Kfoury, A. G., Brunisholz, K., Horne, B. D., Myrick, C., Miller, D. V., Budge, D., Bader, F., Everitt, M., Saidi, A., Stehlik, J., Schmidt, T. C., Alharethi, R. (2012). Impact of high-dose inotropic donor support on early myocardial necrosis and outcomes in cardiac transplantation Clin Transplant
Nixon, J., Nielsen, V. (2011). Management of Heart Failure During Pregnancy The Connection
Nixon, J., Snow, G. L., Budge, D., Hammond, M. E., Stehlik, J., Reid, B., Alharethi, R. A., Miller, D. V., Everitt, M. D., McKellar, S. H., Revelo, M. P., Fang, J. C., Kfoury, A. G. (2014). Late Antibody-Mediated Rejection (AMR) in Heart Transplantation: How "Late" Is It?
Nixon, J., McCubrey, R. O., Budge, D., Gilbert, E. M., Alharethi, R. A., Reid, B., Drakos, S. G., Everitt, M. D., Stehlik, J., Molina, K. M., Fang, J., Doty, J., Kfoury, A. G. (2014). Impact of Donor and Recipient Socio-economic Status (SES) on Outcomes in Adult Heart Transplantation: Does it Really Matter?
Nixon, J., Budge, D., Stoker, S., Caine, W., Alharethi, R., Smith, H., Reid, B., Thomsen, G., Clayson, S., Goddard, M., Kfoury, A. G. (2013). Improving Prothrombin Time International Normalized Ratio (INR) Control In Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Patients with Computerized Decision Support
Nixon, J., Benuzillo, J., McCubrey, R. O., Budge, D., Rasmusson, K., Brush, S., Alharethi, R., Dyer, R., Lappe, D., Roberts, C., Kfoury, A. (2013). Is 30-Day Readmission a Valid Measure for Quality Care or Simply an Indicator of Severe Disease in Patients Discharged after Heart Failure Hospitalization?
Nixon, J., Kfoury, A. G., Brunisholz, K., Bair, T., Balling, K., Razaei, R., Budge, D., Doty, J., Rasmusson, B., Reid, B., Smith, H., Thomsen, g., Goddard, M., Alharethi, R. (2012). Lactic Acidosis after Cardiac Transplantation: Foe or Common Innocent Bystander?
Nixon, J., Brunisholz, K., Horne, B., Myrick, C., Budge, D., Kfoury, A. G., Everitt, M., Stehlik, J., Schmidt, T. C., Gilbert, E. M., Bader, F., Alharethi, R. (2010). Impact of High Dose Inotropic Donor Support on Early Myocardial Necrosis and Outcome in Cardiac Transplantation