Jessica Cochrane was born and raised in Tyler, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Tyler to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. While working at Trinity Mother Frances Health System as a Nurse Extern, and concurrently earning her BSN, she realized her aspiration for working with pediatric patients. Following graduation from UT Tyler in 2007, Jessica was first employed at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and then Cook Children’s Medical Center of Fort Worth on a busy Surgical/Endocrine Floor for over 5 years combined.
It was living and working in Fort Worth, where she met her husband, a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy, then stationed at NASJRB Fort Worth. While employed at Cook, Jessica attended the University of Texas at Arlington to obtain her Master of Science degree in Nursing. She became a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the fall of 2012. Upon graduating from UTA, she established her career as a PNP by taking a position at Cook Children’s Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic until she and her husband were assigned a permanent change of station to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In North Carolina, she continued her career as a PNP at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Pediatric Clinic from 2014-2015 and she and her husband were blessed with the birth of their son.
In 2015, after an honorable separation from military service, Jessica, her husband and son were thrilled to return home to east Texas. Her passion for working with children continued to grow and she was blessed to accept a position at Family Circle of Care in January 2016. She tries to lead a Christ-like life and attends church with her family within the local community. Her hobbies include cooking, Bible journaling, gardening, and music. She is excited to be a part of the team at TFCC.