Kimethria Jackson, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, an accomplished nurse with over 30 years of experience, became passionate about geriatric care at an early age, when her mother taught her the value of compassion for others. In the years since, Kimethria has embraced her calling, becoming first a nurse, then a family nurse practitioner, and now, a nurse scholar with a research focus on the financial exploitation of older African-Americans, which will examine substance abuse as a risk factor for financial exploitation and its impact on the mental health and well being in this vulnerable population.
Her work with elderly financial abuse has garnered national recognition, and in November 2013, she presented on "Developing a Partnership to Understand Financial Exploitation Among African American Elders" at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting.
Throughout her career Kimethria has held a wide-range of nursing roles, including family nurse practitioner, director of health services and faculty member. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, where she is currently a PhD candidate with a focus on geriatric care.
A 2011-2013 Donald W. Reynolds Scholar at the OU College of Nursing, she holds memberships in the American Nurses Association, the Oklahoma Nurses Association, the American Medical Directors Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the Southern Nurses Research Society and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Graduate Nursing Student Association.