600 Somerset Avenue
Windber PA, 15963 Gynecological Care
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
1. What is your specialty?
In GYN I have the opportunity to care for women of all ages. It is my focus to spend time listening to and getting to know my patients, learning their needs and goals for their own health, and working with them to obtain knowledge and a lifestyle that leaves them feeling confident and healthy.
2. Why did you want to become a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)?
After many years providing care as a RN, I felt a strong pull to continue my education in a way that would allow me to take on a greater role in the care of my patients. As a Nurse Practitioner, I have the opportunity to provide the personalized care that I always have as a RN with the added bonus of now being able to guide their care and outcomes.
3. What is one aspect of the job that you find rewarding?
Overall, I feel the most rewarding aspect of my job is giving women the space to feel heard and cared for. It’s about letting women know that most everything they experience is completely normal and helping them navigate the inevitable changes that develop throughout a woman’s life.
4. In your opinion, what’s the future of your field?
There are many changes right around the corner for Nurse Practitioners in the state of Pennsylvania that will ultimately allow patients better access to health care. We have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most intelligent and compassionate NPs, PAs, and physicians. Together we will continue to grow and meet the needs of our community.
5. What do you do to achieve work/life balance?
With two little ones, it means so much to me to be able to comfortably leave work at work or be able to save work for after bedtime. My kids are my greatest joy and I love being a mom! Additionally, I love spending time with my husband, our families, and friends. We enjoy time at home as well as new adventures and weekends away.
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