Jessica Johnson



  • MSN, Dual Acute and Primary Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
  • BSN, Bachelor Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2010


Jessica Johnson is a full-time instructor for the Capstone College of Nursing. She received her BSN from The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in 2010. She received her MSN through the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s dual primary and acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program in 2015. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She is currently enrolled in the Joint Nursing Science Ph.D. program through UA and UAH.

Mrs. Johnson has pediatric clinical experiences in medical-surgical, neurology, cardiac, and endocrine care. Her obstetric clinical experiences include labor and delivery, postpartum, high-risk pregnancy, women’s care, and newborn nursery. Her clinical and research interests lie in growth and development throughout the lifespan, family-centered care, breastfeeding, and the microbiome. Mrs. Johnson currently teaches in pediatrics and health assessment and has previously taught in obstetrics and within the RN-BSN program for CCN.

Honors and Awards

  • SNRS Student Spotlight Learning in Action Fellow
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

Areas of Interest

  • Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Adolescent and/or Pediatric Health
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing Education & Professional Development

Scholarly Highlights

  • A Scoping Review of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome at Colic Onset and Resolution. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 2022.
  • Brain Science-Based Innovative Collaborative Teaching to Facilitate Nursing Education. The Journal of Nursing Education, 2022.
  • Promoting and Protecting the Gastrointestinal Newborn Microbiome Through Breastfeeding Practices. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 2020.
  • Ph.D. Candidate Dissertation Project Ongoing – Crying Over Likely Intestinal Causes (C.O.L.I.C.) Study