Jasmine is a native of Copperas Cove, Texas. She has been a patient at Family Medicine Clinic since she was a little girl and remembers seeing Mr. Montgomery several times as a child. Jasmine’s love for taking care of others was magnified in high school as she completed a Health Science and Technology course. This class allowed Jasmine to personalize her education and opened her eyes to the world of nursing, which changed her life forever. She spent numerous hours at local nursing homes in Copperas Cove before earning her Certified Nursing Assistant certification while in high school. Her teacher made learning fun and had a huge impact on Jasmine’s initial experience in the medical field.
Jasmine played varsity volleyball for 4 years at Copperas Cove High School. Her high school coach and Jasmine’s older brother were instrumental in helping her find the perfect college for both volleyball and nursing. She graduated from CCHS in 2007 and moved to Arkansas to attend Henderson State University. She played volleyball for HSU for 2 years and was left with a tough decision to continue playing volleyball or apply for nursing school. She decided to apply for nursing school and was accepted in the Spring of 2009. Jasmine began nursing school in the fall of 2009. Her older sister is a registered nurse and was such a huge role model during nursing school. She provided Jasmine with advice and encouragement over the next 2 years. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at 22 years old. She returned home to Central Texas and began working at Metroplex Hospital in the emergency room. She fell in love with the face-paced, ever-changing environment of the emergency department.
Jasmine spent 5 years working at Metroplex Hospital as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and as a member on several professional committees. She worked with several nurses who were in graduate programs to become nurse practitioners. They provided her with information and reassurance, pushing Jasmine to explore the possibility of furthering her own education and career. Relying on her faith in God, Jasmine applied to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in March of 2016. With classes starting in the fall, Jasmine decided to search for a daytime position that would accommodate her upcoming busy school schedule. She spent the summer traveling, and then eagerly accepted a job at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.
In the spring of 2018, she started her clinical rotation at Family Medicine Clinic in Copperas Cove. Jasmine spent time learning the clinic’s policies, charting system, and normal day to day schedule. During her summer immersion, she completed clinical hours with Dr. Lane, Dr. Cain, Dr. Gold, and several other providers at the Lampasas clinic. This was an amazing learning opportunity for Jasmine. She was pushed out of her comfort zone and learned so much, that this time was ultimately considered a working interview at FMC. Jasmine maintained a 4.0 GPA while at UMHB and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing in July 2018. Jasmine again spent time traveling after graduation and shortly after began working at FMC in Lampasas in October.
Jasmine worked with a team of supportive and patient providers in Lampasas as she transitioned into the role of a family nurse practitioner. In April 2019, Jasmine began working at FMC in Copperas Cove. She is honored to provide care to patients in such a special community that she knows and loves. Jasmine lives in Central Texas with her fiancé and dog. They enjoy traveling, working out, going to concerts, and hanging out with family and friends. Jasmine also likes to thrift shop with her mother, who is a teacher at CCHS.