Tara Jones is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner, board certified adult nurse practitioner, and board- eligible pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999 and her Master of Science in Nursing in 2001. She received a post-master’s in pediatrics from the University of South Alabama in 2003 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Samford University in 2010. 

Tara has over 13 years of experience as an ER nurse practitioner where she serviced as the first nurse practitioner hired by Russell Medical Center and the lead NP. She has served as a guest trauma lecturer for UAB’s acute care NP program and taught part time for an online NP program. She later worked spent eight years in a family practice/urgent care center prior to coming to legacy organization Provider Health Services (PHS), where she quickly moved into leadership due to her extensive experience and knowledge of ISNP plans. 

At Curana Health, Tara oversees clinical operations for the south division. She has a love for geriatric medicine and enjoys sharing her work knowledge and experience with future leaders of the company. Tara was born in Alabama, raised on the Florida coast, and returned to Alabama in 1997. She enjoys college football, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children