Jennifer Shepard, MSN, APRN, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC is a board certified neonatal nurse practitioner caring for premature and ill infants. She has extensive experience as a bedside RN, ECMO pump specialist, and nurse practitioner in Level III-IV NICUs. She is passionate about developmentally supportive care and empowering parents to be active members of their baby’s care team. She is also a S.T.A.B.L.E. program lead instructor providing local and outreach teaching to hospital staff and providers in order to maximize outcomes for ill infants born in locations without immediate NICU support.
Jennifer earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico and her master's degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
In her free time, Jennifer can be found spending time with her husband and their two adult children, walking her dogs, and enjoying the year-round beauty of Idaho.
Jennifer cares for babies in the NICU at St. Luke’s Boise, Magic Valley, Meridian, and Nampa.