Lt Col Jacqueline Killian was commissioned in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, August 1991, and was assigned to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Brook Army Medical Center. She served as staff nurse, charge nurse, grief counselor and transport team member. Upon completing her first tour, she left the Army and worked five years in the civilian sector as a NICU staff nurse, a disability case manager, and an outpatient clinic staff nurse at Malmstrom Air Force Base. In December 2000, she entered the Air Force Nurse Corps and served at Lajes Air Base, Azores, Portugal, as clinical staff nurse in the Flight Medicine/Family Practice clinics. In August 2003, Lt Col Killian transferred to the Multi-Care Ward, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi, where she worked as a staff nurse and assistant nurse manager before being assigned as the nurse manager for the Flight Medicine clinic, which evacuated 192 patients immediately following Hurricane Katrina. Lt Col Killian was then selected to obtain a Master’s in Nursing Education, was transferred to Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA, attended Hampton University and obtained her MSN. She was then assigned as Education & Training flight commander at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada. She is presently pursuing a PhD in Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Senator Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing. Lt Col Killian is married to Matthew, and they have three wonderful children, Jacob, Stephanie and Nicholas.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veteran Healthcare – Alternative Methods of Fostering Resilience and Reducing Stress
Dissertation: Complementary Medicine Intervention for Military Stress Reduction