Jessica Bass

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Registered Nurse

Forrest General Hospital

I started working at Forrest General as a tech in ICU while in nursing school.  I knew the experience would help to mold me into the best possible nurse I could be and also aid in the transition from student to professional.  While woking as a tech, I gained basic knowledge of how a hospital runs, patient transfer saftey, as well as, basic patient care.  Obtaining vital signs, POC glucose monitoring, collecting and recording input and outputs, as well as drawing lab work were just a few of skills I was able to master while working on my education.  The most important concept I learned from this experience in critcal care, was observing and reporting abnormalities.  This has proven invaulable as I am now the RN responsbile for my patients and their health care.  I currently work on a Rehabitiation Unit, which has recovering CVA victims, patient with spinal cord injuries and some with orthropeditc injuries.  We assist them in returning to their highest level of functioning as possible.  It is an inpatient facility with an average patient stay of ten to twenty days for optimal benefit.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2008

Orthodontic assistant

Dr James Nicholson

As an orthodontic assistant, I worked with patients in dental braces or other dental appliances.  I gained experience in basic contact precautions conceots, the importance of equipment santation, managing a small patient load, and following specific Doctor's orders. 

Jun 2002 - Jun 2006

Customer Service Manager


When I first started working for Wal-Mart, I was  working at the jewerly counter.  Through the following years, I learned through hard work and a strong work ethic that anything was possible.  So I continued to move up the "ladder".  I worked in the stationary department and grocery department learning as much about the different areas that helped to make up one of the biggest supermarket chains in the world.  I knew that the knowledge I gained in each area would aide to my benfit in assisting customers as well as helping me to keep moving forward.  As a Customer Service Manager, I managed about two hundred cashiers, handled customer complaints and returns, supervised cash flow, amd schedule non-profit fundrasiers from local groups in the commnity among many other duties.  Time mangament, hospitaitly, and patients were some of greatest attrubuties I gained from this expereince. 


Jun 2011 - Present

BSN prerequisites

Jones County Junior College

I am currently working on obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2010


Pearl River Community College
Jun 2002 - Jul 2005

Jones County Junior College

I was working on an Associate's degree in Buisness Merchandising and Marketing.  I did decide not to finish because my heart was not in retail.  I wanted to make a difference in my community and the people around me, thus I decided to withdraw in ordered to discover were I could best accomplish my goals.




I have been drawing and collecting medical lab work since June of 2009.


Typing and working with computers has been apart of my job duties for the 10+ years.


I have been a Register nurse since December 2010.  I currently work on a Rehabilation Unit at Forrest General.  I have been married for six years to Shane Bass.  We have one pet and currently no children.  The community of Oak Grove in Hattiesburg,MS is where we call home. 


I have interests in outdoor activities, family functions, and continuing my education.


Aug 2008 - Sep 2012

Basic Life Support

Red Cross