Allison Jones, DNAP, CRNA, APRN

Assistant Professor            
Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, College of Nursing
Role: Clinician and Faculty
Joined Rush in 2019


I am a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who has earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and nursing with a minor in chemistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a master’s degree in nursing with a specialty in nursing anesthesia at Augusta University and a doctor of nurse anesthesia practice degree at the University of Michigan-Flint. My background includes clinical practice in both Level-1 trauma centers and in rural healthcare facilities, specializing in pediatric anesthesia care. With experience in business ownership and program development and implementation, I bring over 10 years of both clinical and academic experience to Rush University.

What inspired you to get into your field?

Being a nurse anesthetist, it is a joy to provide patients with compassionate nursing care through my highly specialized field. Nursing is the core of what I do, and I use my nursing skills in every patient encounter. It is a true gift to inspire, teach, and make an impact on the next generation of advanced practice nurses and on the field of anesthesia.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I love that Rush University understands the value of interdisciplinary and collaborative teamwork to provide exceptional patient care. I feel privileged to be making an impact as a part of the faculty at Rush University Medical Center.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

Mentors and sponsors are trailblazers. They seek out potential, tread new paths, and teach others to become leaders themselves. Mentoring and sponsorship is essential to raise the next generation of medical faculty through innovation, collaboration, scholarship, research, and teaching.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Follow your passion and never give up on your hopes and dreams!

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my husband, my three-year-old son and my golden retriever, Aspen. As a family, we love volunteering through pet therapy, traveling and enjoy the outdoors!