I plan to build upon this unique educational background with a doctorate level nursing education through The College of Saint Scholastica. As a family nurse practitioner with a background in child development I will be able to provide a holistic understanding of the needs of children, families, and adults at all developmental levels. A doctoral degree in nursing will also allow me to practice at the full scope and independence now granted to the advanced practice nurse. With this autonomy I plan to not only create significant connections with my patients, but also promote wellness in the community through research and implementation of evidence-based practices. As a primary care provider I can make a lasting impact on my patients, their families, and the community by offering the most current practices available and providing education to improve patient outcomes.
Yes, I am still excited to learn new procedures, medications, and diseases, but I know that my career as an advanced practice nurse will be more about the incomparable privilege of making meaningful relationships and holistic improvement in patient