Jalil JohnsonMS, BSN, ANP-BC, National Director
Jalil started his healthcare career in 2000 as a CNA. He completed his LPN program in 2001 at Tennessee Technology Center in Nashville, Tennessee; ADN (RN) in 2006 at Columbia State Community College; BSN in 2008 at Middle Tennessee State University; MS/NP training 2010 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (expected graduation is the spring of 2016). Jalil’s clinical background includes medical/surgical, psychiatric, substance abuse and intensive care (CCRN) experience. He is most passionate about working with underserved communities; he currently works as an NP in a federally underserved community in Massachusetts. Additionally, Jalil enjoys teaching, and hopes to improve the culture of nursing education. He is proud to have mentored many undergraduate and graduate students through their studies and over the course of their careers. He currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Baypath University, and Elms College. Jalil is also a budding nurse scientist and studies the intersection of T2 diabetes and Latino culture. (This has been the focus of his doctoral work and he plans to continue this research in the future.) Outside of clinical and academic work, Jalil’s interest include professional and non-professional mentoring, social justice, and improving diversity within the healthcare profession. Jalil has three children (ages 17, 11 and 5) and considers his family his greatest accomplishment to date.