Peggy Jo Jones-Alker earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Loyola University New Orleans. She has been board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2003. She has a strong cardiac nursing background and initially worked in Cardiology as a Nurse Practitioner. After working there for several years, she changed her path to Hematology/Oncology in 2007.
Peggy Jo is a member of several organizations such as Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.