Kristen Shayanne Crook “Shay” joined The Children’s Clinic in October of 2015. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Union University in 2005 and a master’s degree in nursing from union University in 2011. She earned a post-master’s certificate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University in 2015, completing over 600 clinical hours in primary care pediatrics. She has ten years of experience as a pediatric nurse at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she received numerous awards. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Shay grew up in Jonesboro and Pocahontas, and is a graduate from Pocahontas High School. She and her husband Steven, and son Elijah George “Eli,” are members of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.