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Anna Jarrett

Anna Jarrett

Project Director, ANE Grant

College of Education and Health Professions

(NURS)-Department of Nursing

Phone: 479-575-5873

Fax: (479) 575-3218

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Anna (Easter) Jarrett, Ph.D., ACNP-ACNS, BC is a clinical nurse specialist in medical-surgical nursing and an acute care nurse practitioner, specializing in trauma intensive care. Dr. Jarrett has over 30 years’ experience as a critical care nurse; including medical, surgical, neurology, neuro-surgery, and trauma intensive care. She is experienced as an emergency room nurse, ICU nurse, medical-surgical nurse, recovery room nurse, ICU nurse manager, and as a Chief Nurse Executive.

  • Trauma outcomes
  • Pathophysiology
  • ACNP-ACNS, BC, University of Tennessee at Memphis, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri School of Nursing, 1999
  • M.S.N., University of Missouri School of Nursing, 1989
  • B.S.N., Missouri Southern State College, 1986

(For full listing see attached CV above)

Journals Refereed:

  • Jarrett, A., Church, T., Shackelford, J., Lofton, A., & Fancher-Gonzales, K. (2012). Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes about Pain in Hospitalized Patients, submitted for publication to NACNS
  • Easter, A. (2002). Ebola, American Journal of Nursing, 102(12), 49-52.

Journals Invited:

  • Council on Collegiate Education of Nursing (August 2002).  Competencies of Nurse Educators. Southern Regional Education Board, 3-14.
  • Council on Collegiate Education of Nursing (2002).  Expected  Competencies of Nurse Educators. Southern Regional Education Board, 3-14.

Books/Book Chapters as Contributor, Reviewer, Editor:

  • Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!  (2010). ISBN- pending.
  • Reviewer – Rapid Response Systems – Managing the Patient in Crisis; Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI).
  • Anatomy & Physiology made Incredibly Easy! (2008). ISBN- 13:978-0-7817-8886-1.  Contributor – Chapter 5, Musculoskeletal System.                 


  • "Grandma Went to War" CAVHS, National Nurses Week Celebration. May 2007
  • "Mechanics of Respiratory Failure Military Nursing at is Stands" Little Rock Critical Care Course. Little Rock, AR. November 2005. Northwest Arkansas APN Annual Conference. Fayetteville, AR. October 2005



2012 AACN Impact Research Grant for Data Transmission to Decrease Scene Time for Trauma Victims, submitted 10/30/2012, pending

Innovative Ideas in the Classroom. Jasper County School District, co-author, editor - 2012.

Clinical Decision-Making Using the Digital Rib Score Protocol, 2005. SCVAHCN Network Research Grants Program, Author.                  

Interdisciplinary proposal for Spine Nurse Fellowship -2002 for 2003. Role: Author

Using Technology to Prevent Complication in Critically Ill Adults - grant application to American Association of Critical Care Nurses for funding of Internet project for teaching critical care nurses about the complications associated with prolonged bedrest - 2002.               

Clinical Decision-Making Using The Digital Rib Score Protocol. NINR Small Grant Research Program (R03). Written 2002 for funding cycle Feb 2003

6 DO9 HP 00075 Bell (PI) 7/1/2000-6/30/2003    DHHS-HRSA

An FNP and NEd Project for Arkansas 

The goal of this project is to meet the state’s priority health care needs through the education of Family Nurse Practitioners and nurse educators prepared to care for minority and disadvantaged populations and educate the nursing workforce.  Role: Faculty (formerly Project Director)                                                              

1 D11 HP 00090 Hodges (Co-PI) 9/1/1999 – 8/31/04    DHHS – HRSA       

Arkansas Web-Based Rural BSN Completion Program

The goal of this project is to significantly increase the enrollment of RNs in

4 rural Area Health  Education Center Service regions and the number of  

rural RNs employed by the Arkansas   Department of Public Health. 

Role: Co-Investigator

2 D24 Nu00423 Lewis (PI) 7/1/97 – 6/30/00        DHHS – HRSA        

A Family Nurse Practitioner Program for Arkansas

The goal of the project was to increase enrollment in the current Family Nurse Practitioner program. Role:  Faculty                      

Perceptions of Critical Thinking:  An Online Discourse-through Teaching Scholars 4 project. Focused Ethnography.  2000-2001                     

Collaborative Approach To Patient Safety (CAPS) – UAMS College of Nursing Practice Department Grant application. Role: Co-author 2001                

Development of a protocol for patients suffering multiple rib fractures – pilot study and review of the literature.

Role: Independent researcher, 1999-current

Protocol is patented through UAMS, Little Rock, AR. 

“Pulmonary/Cardiac Rehabilitation in Rural Southeast Kansas” grant proposal for equipment submitted to Sisters of Mercy Regional Health Foundation – funded, $10,000.00 - 1998