Born in Florida, Jenna’s family moved to Tennessee when she was young, and she has called Chattanooga home ever since. Jenna became interested in medicine as a teenager from visiting her grandmother who was a patient at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was shown how important the nurses role was in delivering care and support for not only the patient, but the patient’s family as well. This special role created a lasting impression that molded Jenna’s future passion and career for helping others. After graduating from The Baylor School in 2009, she pursued her nursing degree at UTC.
While at UTC, Jenna served in community involvement. She was Vice President of the Student Nurses’ Association on UTC’s campus. She co-organized a medical mission trip to Guatemala utilizing nursing students from UTC to serve the women and children of Guatemala and surrounding rural areas. After visiting Guatemala, the medical mission team did outreach to underserved areas in Chattanooga with focus on the Guatemalan community. Jenna graduated UTC, Magna Cum Laude, with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
After graduating from Nursing school, she worked at Erlanger Hospital on the Cardiac floor and spent the rest of her nursing career working in the CVICU at Memorial Hospital. While at Memorial Hospital, Jenna served as Charge nurse, ICU Council Vice President and held various educator roles in the hospital.
Her passion for nursing continued when she decided to advance her nursing education. Jenna graduated Magna Cum Laude from UTC with her Master’s of Science in Nursing in May 2018. She is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Society and Chattanooga Area Nurses in Advanced Practice (CANAP).
Jenna’s passion for serving others as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is what she believes is her calling. To show compassion in vulnerable circumstances is her practice philosophy
Jenna married a Chattanooga native and resides on Signal Mountain. Her hobbies include playing the guitar, sewing, fly fishing with her husband and taking care of her two dogs and cat.