Physician Assistant Studies
West Lafayette, IN
Jenna Nowlin is an Indiana native, where she was born and raised in Avon, Indiana. She went on to become a Boilermaker where she received her degree in Health Sciences and Pre-Physician Assistant Studies. While in college, she was an active third-shift Certified Nurse Assistant at a long term care facility earning hours to apply to PA school and embark upon her dream career in medicine. She proudly achieved her name on the Dean's List every year and was an active member in many different academic societies.
From Purdue, she went on to attend Harding University in Arkansas where she earned her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013. This is also where she met her husband, who was a Physical Therapy student. After getting married, she continued to migrate south and worked in Texas for a primary pediatric office. She was here for three years developing and expanding her knowledge. However, with the arrival of their first son, they decided to move closer to Jenna's family.
Once back in Indiana, she developed a passion for orthopedics and worked at Riley Hospital with the Pediatric Orthopedic group for two years. Still, she was anxious to get in the operating room and grow in her career. Jenna ultimately joined American Health Network in the summer of 2018. She works with Dr. Brian Badman, who specializes in shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Jenna assists in surgery, helps with postoperative care, and also evaluates and treats patients in the clinical setting.
In her free time, you will find Jenna spending time with her family, going on vacations, exercising, or whipping something up in the kitchen. She and her husband desire to eventually see and explore all of the 7 world wonders.