Clinical Program Coordinator, Amita Health, Chicago, IL
Tamara Jackson is a forensic nurse examiner and the Program Coordinator for Amita Health Forensic Program in Illinois. The Forensic Program consists of 14 Hospitals in 3 regions, offering medical forensic services to survivors of sexual assault/abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, elderly abuse, strangulation, and human trafficking.
Ms. Jackson graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2012 and began working as an emergency department nurse in 2005. In 2018, Ms. Jackson earned her Master’s degree in Nursing. Ms. Jackson is a clinical nursing instructor and an International Association of Forensic Nurse Board certified SANE-A (adolescent/adult) and SANE-P (pediatrics). She is a Board Member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing. She has been a long-standing member of the International Association for Forensic Nursing and is a current member for the Illinois chapter and has worked as a forensic nurse for over fifteen years. Ms. Jackson cares for pediatric, adolescent, and adult victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. She is the co-chair for the Amita Health Peer Review Committee. In 2018, she introduced the organization’s Non-Fatal Strangulation policy and procedure. Ms. Jackson is a contributor for the workbook Resilience 2018 Training Supplement for Medical Professionals. She was recognized by Amita Health as a person to know in 2018, and she was a finalist in the 2010 Nursing Spectrum Excellence Award for clinical care.