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Jennifer Jurich, MSN, FNP-C

Jennifer Jurich, MSN, FNP-C

Biography

Jennifer Jurich, MSN, FNP-C, works in collaboration with Dr. Joseph T. Cox to provide comprehensive orthopedic and spine care to patients of Bienville Orthopedic Specialists. Jennifer is a board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner with 16 years of critical care and trauma experience in both ICU and emergency settings. She graduated with special honors from the University of Southern Mississippi Family Nurse Practitioner Program and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey College. She is fluent in Spanish as a second language and experienced in delivering culturally competent care to patients. Outside of work, Jennifer, a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, enjoys playing soccer, horseback riding, boating, kayaking, spending time on local rivers and islands with her husband and their three sons.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree: (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) William Carey College; Hattiesburg, MS
  • Graduate Degree: (Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program) University of Southern Mississippi; Hattiesburg, MS

Memberships

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Certifications

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner (APRN), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Central Line and Midline certified
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Merit Health, Biloxi
  • “Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinician”, American Physician Partners
  • Nurse of the Quarter, Merit Health, Biloxi
  • Served as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students, student nurses, and paramedic students
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