Lora Jenkins-Lonidier, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN
Lora Jenkins-Lonidier has served in numerous roles throughout her career. Since 2007, she has worked with Jackson Pulmonary Associates (JPA) located in Jackson, MS. The group consist of 13 physicians and 21 advanced practice providers. Lora works as an Acute Care Nurse practitioner (ACNP) within several hospitals for which the practice is affiliated with providing care to the Acute/Critical care/Pulmonary patients, she also works part-time as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with Sleep Solutions a company within the JPA umbrella caring for patient with disorders of sleep while serving as the Administrative NP for Jackson Pulmonary Associates.
Born and raised in Alabama but moved to its twin state of Mississippi while in high school. Lora started her nursing career in 1985 as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) before returning to Meridian Community College and completing her Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN-RN) in 1988. In 2000 a Master of Science in Adult Nursing (MSN) was completed from University of Southern Mississippi. Wanting to continue her growth in nursing and knowledge base, she obtained a post master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003 then completed a post master’s degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2004 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center provided a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2009. In 2014, a Health Care Nursing Administration post masters was completed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
She maintains and seeks avenues to be involved in the career path of professional affiliations important to her. Currently she is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Nurses Association (ANA) and its state affiliate the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA) for which she is an active member and serves on the Advanced Practice Providers Committee, Health Policy Committee, and Provider Unit Committee. She also serves as a member of the Thrive Patient and Family committee, member of the Nursing, Surgery and Emergency sections with the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She now seeks to become more involved in the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers where she begins March 1, 2022 as part of the Executive Committee as the role of Secretary.