Jack O’Neill MSN
Adjunct Instructor in Anatomy and Physiology
“For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, ‘because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,’ it is not for this reason any less a part of the body. And if the ear says ‘because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,’ it is not for this reason any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.” (I Corinthians 12:14-18)
I entered the healthcare profession somewhat late in life. After 20 years in the military as an Air Force intelligence officer I chose nursing as career number two. I later decided to pursue it further by getting a masters degree and becoming a family nurse practitioner. I came from a family of healthcare professionals. My mother was a registered nurse for many years and my father was a pharmaceutical researcher. It is a privilege and very rewarding to learn and to teach others about God’s greatest and most complex creation, the human being. The more I learn the deeper my amazement becomes at His power and omniscience.
Education: Master of Science in Nursing, Abilene Christian University, 2007.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Abilene Christian University, 1997.
Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence, Defense Intelligence College, 1983.
Bachelor of Science in Speech, Emerson College, 1972.
Professional Experience: Family nurse practitioner for Hendrick Medical Center’s Prenatal Care Clinic in Abilene Texas.
Registered nurse for Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene Regional Medical Center and West Texas Hospital all in Abilene Texas in a variety of areas including: Critical Care, Cardiac Interventional Care, Wound Care and Ostomy Care. I also worked for several years as the Risk Manager for Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care Center and taught an eight hour course on dementia to all new employees.
Profession Organization/Credits: Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Member of Alpha Chi (undergraduate honor society).
Named “University Scholar” Abilene Christian University.
Church Home: Brentwood Hills Church of Christ.
Personal: Married for nearly 40 years to my wife Kerry. I have three grown daughters, Mindy, Bonny (both of whom work at Lipscomb) and Wendy. I have seven beautiful grandchildren all of whom live here in the Nashville area.