Jessica Bush, NP-C is a 2001 graduate of Jones County Junior College where she received her Associate Degree of Nursing. She then received her Bachelor of Science of Nursing in 2004 from the University of South Alabama. She went on to receive her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from South University in Savannah, GA.
Merrick Jackson, FNP-BC, as a nurse practitioner for a new clinic. Jackson will oversee the conservative spine care clinic which helps the patient to meet or maintain optimum level of functioning using nonsurgical treatment measures. “With Merrick's nursing experience, she offers a wealth of orthopedic spine knowledge to our patients. Merrick is a great addition to our spine team, as we continue to provide excellent orthopedic spine care to the patients of South Mississippi,” said Stephanie McCrary, SBJ’s chief operating officer. Jackson, a native of Meridian, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She has worked in various nursing roles throughout the years. She worked as a nurse in Southern Bone and Joint’s Southern Surgery Center as she studied to be a nurse practitioner. She graduated with a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Jackson is a member of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Kim Simnicht is a certified family and gerontological nurse practitioner who works with David Lee, M.D., neurosurgeon. Simnicht received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1992 from University of Mississippi School of Nursing. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 1995 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. She has more than 20 years of experience working as a nurse practitioner in a neurosurgery clinic.
Simnicht is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Our talented group of Southern Bone and Joint Nurse practioners are highly qualified and have extensive training and experience.