MSN, University of Texas at Austin
BSN, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Jessica Everritt Gay, MSN, RNC, is an undergraduate clinical instructor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Since joining the faculty in 2012, she has taught clinical and classroom courses, including N475: Nursing with Diverse Populations Practicum (Maternity), N339: Health & Illness - Nursing Across the Lifespan Practicum (Medical-Surgical), and N477: Capstone Professional Practicum, N332: Health and Illness I: Foundations of Nursing, and N328: Professional Development I (co-teacher). Additionally, Gay practices as a staff RN in the Mother-Baby unit at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, Kan.
Gay's prior work includes more than 12 years as a staff nurse in Labor & Delivery, Newborn Nursery, Postpartum, and Medical-Surgical units at hospitals in Louisiana, Arizona, and Texas. In 2006, Gay and a colleague initiated a Perinatal Bereavement program and nurse training course at St David's North Austin Medical Center. The program now serves more than 120 bereaved families each year, trains over 80 nurses per year, and works in partnership with six other Perinatal Bereavement programs across the Austin area. Gay also served as a Clinical Teaching Assistant and Capstone preceptor for the University of Texas at Austin.
In her first year of teaching at KU School of Nursing, Gay was selected by the Class of 2013 to receive the Jayhawker RN award, which annually recognizes outstanding nursing instructors. She also serves as a co-advisor.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
S.T.A.B.L.E. Program for Newborns, Provider
Coordinator, RTS Perinatal Bereavement Services
Certified Registered Nurse - Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN)
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter
Practice Specialty Areas
Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn nursing
(Chapter 25: The Pregnant Woman) in Jensen's Health Assessment 2nd Edition (in press)