Patti Jones began her nursing career in 1974 when she graduated with
her BSN degree from Indiana State University. She worked with
adult medical-surgical patients for several years before returning to
school for her MSN degree from
Indiana University, where she majored in adult care with a minor in
teacher education. While completing her master’s degree, she
worked as a clinical instructor with medical-surgical nursing students.
Patti began her teaching career at Indiana State University in 1981. She has taught in the adult medical-surgical courses, but her love is working with fundamentals students. She enjoys introducing students to the nursing skills and concepts. It was her great honor to receive the Excellence in Nursing Education Award in 1994 and the Excellence in Nursing Mentorship Award in 1999 and in 2006 from the Lambda Sigma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.