Kathleen Jones, MSN, RN

Campbell University

Kathleen Jones has a 26 year career as an Adult and Pediatric Trauma ER RN through Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, and Wake Med Health and Hospitals. She is a novice nursing instructor just completing her first year at Campbell University in Buies Creek. She teaches Nursing Fundamentals and Adult Health I at CU. She belongs to the North Carolina State Medical Assistance Team and has been deployed domestically to assist in shelters and military bases. She has been a part of Community Emergency Response Teams in North Carolina, and has been an international disaster medical missionary for the past 15 years, leading teams abroad to areas that require aid after natural and man-caused disasters. She volunteers also at RDU as a decoy for drug sniffing dog training and tracking. 

She earned her Associates in Arts in 1993 and Associates in Nursing in 1995 from Capital Community Technical College, RN to BSN in 2014 at University of Mount Olive, and MSN with a concentration in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix in 2018. She has been a Clinical Instructor for 23 years teaching CNA, EMT-P, LPN to RN, AND, and BSN students in the emergency department hospital settings. Kathleen is passionate about holistic nursing care with attention to spirituality of those in her care and how to foster students in adopting this mindset in their care. She appreciates the teachings of Dr. Conti-O’Hare related to trauma and the impact on the mind. She has interest in several ideas of research: (1) for pharmaceutical reduction in the chronic peds population through use of complementary care, (2) to examine the reduction and fortification of soft targets in active shooter instances, and (3) to incorporate immediate peds mental health practices of EMDR into trauma therapy for mental healing post-domestic violence. 

She is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi (The National Society of Leadership and Success), Sigma Theta Tau International (Omicron Chapter), Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, North Carolina Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association (Cardinal Chapter), Society of Pediatric Nurses, National Alliance of Mental Illness, State Medical Assistance Team (Cap-RAC Wake 800), and Medical Reserve Corps (Wake, North Carolina). 

She is well-traveled abroad, and has a life goal of setting foot on every continent. She enjoys foreign food and studying cultures, being multi-lingual of four languages, conversation comes easy. 

She lives in Angier, with her husband and her 18 y-o son Victor, 8 y-o son Jake, and 6 y-o daughter Bethany, with Samson her Czechoslovakian Shepherd, and “adopted” pack of feline marauders. She is an active donor to wildlife conservation for: tiger, bat, orca, giraffe, and wolf. Her favorite animal is the wolf, but currently her Angier neighbors frown upon cohabitation with wolves.