Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
Alana gained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah followed by her Master of Science in Nursing degree from South University in Savannah.
Her desire to become a nurse practitioner came from her passion to care for people and to provide patients with high quality, holistic care. Recognizing the ongoing need for quality providers encouraged her to further her education and maximize her potential in healthcare to become the provider she would want to see as a patient. After devoting almost 13 years at the patient’s bedside, Jones wanted to make a contribution to healthcare and community from a different perspective; being involved in diagnosis and management of the patient’s care. Through personal and nursing experiences, she learned that communication and education is paramount in providing quality care to patients, helping them to understand their disease processes so that they can take the proper steps in helping to manage their own health. Compassion is also necessary to break barriers between the provider and the patient to achieve effective outcomes in a patient’s health.
At the end of the day, we are all people who want to feel cared for and feel important. All patients should feel like they matter," states Alana. “Nurse practitioners are quintessential in delivering these qualities because of their background education and experiences acquired through direct patient care."
The most rewarding thing about Alana’s career is knowing that she has made a difference in someone’s life just by being there, listening, caring, and doing the right thing for the patient. Seeing the relief in a person’s face or feeling their spirit lighten because you did something to help them is invaluable.
Jones is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the National Board for Respiratory Care. In her spare time her favorite thing to do is spend quality time with her children followed by getting a nice pedicure while sipping on a good bubble tea (she likes chewing the bubbles!) or white chocolate mocha. She also enjoys taking road trips, and she has recently discovered an enjoyment for kayaking.