Dr. Humphries is a board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). She has 19 years of experience that includes registered nurse in the Burns and Trauma Unit and Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UAB, SICU at Walker Baptist Medical Center, and Psychiatric Unit at Montclair Baptist. She found her calling in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and furthered her career as an advanced practice nurse practitioner. She currently works at Northport Medical Center in the NICU. In addition, Dr. Humphries plans to expand her career to include education and leadership.
My passion is improving quality of care for patients and to be more involved with local, regional, and national communities by volunteering to serve on boards and being more involved in legislation.
Ms. Humphries graduated from Bevill State Community College with an Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) in 2001, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) from the University of North Alabama in 2011, her Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) in the NNP tract at the University of Alabama of Birmingham (UAB) in 2014 and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) and Nursing Education Certification at UAB in 2019.
I realized the strong impact that ASNA has on my state and I want to be a part of the voice for nurses. My goal as District 2 President is to increase membership by creating awareness on the benefits of becoming a member.
She was recently awarded the Kim Noland Sprit Award from the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (FANNP). Additionally, she received two scholarships from FANNP while in graduate school. She published a literature review titled Perinatal Palliative Care in the FANNP newsletter in 2018 and a peer reviewed article in the Alabama Nurse titled Early Placement of PICC Lines and Early Removal of UVC to Reduce CLABSIs in the NICU in 2019. She holds memberships with ASNA, ANA, FANNP, NANN, and AAP. In 2018, she served as President Elect of District 2 and became actively engaged in ASNA while being involved in collaborating a CEU event for NICU nurses at DCH. In addition she is involved in a non-profit organization Project Sweet Peas (PSP) that provides support and assistance to NICU families and patients. In the past year she has developed a committee of NICU nurses to expand the PSP outreach.
Jennifer has been married to her husband, Brad for 12 years. Together they have 4 children and are raising their niece and two nephews. With the rapid growth of her family, Jennifer and her husband juggle family and work with their strength coming from their strong faith in God. They teach their children about serving their community and helping others.