She is a native of Barlow Bend, Alabama, a small rural community that is found in Clarke County, and an alumnus of Jackson High in Jackson, Alabama. She started in the medical field as a Medical Assistant in 1999 and worked as a Medical Assistant for three years before enrolling at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama, to obtain her Associate Degree in Nursing. In 2007, she received an Associate Degree in Nursing and embarked on a career as a professional nurse. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (2012) and a Dual Master's in Nursing Education and Administration (2014) from the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. She obtained a post-master's in Family Nurse Practitioner (2019) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (2022) from Troy University and is Certified in Obesity Medicine by the Obesity Medicine Association, Clinical Leaders in Obesity Medicine (2023). She is currently working as a Family and Sports Medicine Nurse Practitioner within underserved communities and the indigent patient population.
She is a member of numerous nursing organizations and citations: In 2024, Nurse Mentor Consultant Services, Inc. organization received the Dr. Martin Luther King Health and Human Service Award by People United to Advance the Dream for its community contributions. In 2022, received the Citation of Excellence Award from the Alabama State Nurse Association. In 2021, she was recognized as one of the Healthcare Hero's during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2019, was recognized as one of the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare in the state of Alabama by the International Nurse Association. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society in 2014 as a Nurse Leader. She is also a member of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Organization, Bay Area Nurse Practitioner Association (BANPA), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA), Gulf Coast Organization for Nursing Leadership (GCONL), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
She has worked in a variety of areas in the nursing profession. Starting her nursing career (2007) as an ER Trauma Nurse at the University of South Alabama ER Trauma Center in Mobile, Alabama. Spreading her wings throughout this profession has led her to ER, ICU, medical-surgical, telemetry, travel nursing, nurse management, nurse educator, community health and wellness coordinator, nurse mentor, and entrepreneurship.
She prayed to God to help connect her passion and purpose to the Will of God. Following that prayer and discernment, this is where God led her. She loves mentoring, empowering, inspiring, and giving back to the community and the nursing profession. She launched this 501-c3 non-profit organization with her friend, Vice President, and Co-Founder, Dr. Tasha Jones-Nelson, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, A-GNP-C. They brainstormed and collaborated with many individuals in the healthcare profession to build this dynamic non-profit mentoring service.
Her personal goal for Nurse Mentor Consultant Services, Inc. is to provide exceptional mentoring services and resources that will have a positive impact on minority nurses and nursing students as they excel in their healthcare careers. This mentoring service is available to any individual who desires a career in the healthcare industry. In her spare time, she volunteers within the community to educate and advocate for the underserved patient population. She also enjoys spending time and traveling with my husband, son, family, and friends.
-Dr. Pamela Pickens-Taylor, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C