Kathleen Elena Jones
Kathleen Jones is a 25-year seasoned pediatric trauma registered nurse from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Emergency Department, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Emergency Department, and Wake Med Children’s Emergency Department. She joined Campbell in the Fall of 2018 as a Labor and Delivery Clinical Instructor, and then as the Skills Lab Instructor. She joined as full-time faculty in the Summer of 2019 as the Course Director for Fundamentals and as an Adult Medical-Surgical I courses. Kathleen has certifications including Wilderness First-Responder Medicine and Prehospital Trauma Life Support from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Kathleen earned her associate's degree in Nursing at Capital Technical Community College in Hartford, Connecticut; her Baccalaureate degree from the Mount Olive University of North Carolina; and her Master's of Nursing Science in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled at the University of West Georgia to obtain a Doctoral in Education in Nursing Education.
She completed her Nurse Educator Fellowship in 2021 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She received CPHS Professor of the Year 2021, CPHS Commitment to Diversity 2022, and developed a needed resiliency program for Junior nursing students. She is a medical missionary who leads teams abroad for post-disaster care or pediatric medical/dental clinics. She has memberships with State Medical Assistance Team, and International Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and she is part of the State Medical Corps.
She is a peer reviewer of manuscripts for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, Disasters, Emergency Psychiatric Care, Emergency Medicine, and the International ACTA Scientific Pediatrics Journal. She has published one of her recent publications discussing the controversial subject of training children to be first responders in active shooting settings “Future First Responders can be as Young as Nine Years Old”. She participates actively in Campbell University events as a facilitator or developer. She speaks four languages and has taught in the online RN to BSN CU Nursing Program. She says her favorite volunteer job is assisting with training the drug-sniffing and bomb-sniffing canines at RDU Airport through Community Emergency Responders.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National League of Nursing, the Society of Pediatric Nurses, the Society of Trauma Nurses, and the Air & Surface Transport Nurse Association.