“I believe nurse practitioners will help alleviate the weight that has been burdening doctors and physician assistants, specifically in primary care. We are being called on to assume preventive and primary care roles that will benefit the entire spectrum of providers – and our patients.”
Cameron Good earned his BSN degree from WSU College of Nursing in 2013 and immediately enrolled in the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP) program. His nursing experience includes working as an RN in the Emergency Department at Holy Family Hospital and with an ophthalmology group, Spokane Eye Clinic.
How will Cameron make a difference with his degree? He is motivated to positively impact the lives of his patients, especially vulnerable, underserved populations. He hopes to gain a better perspective of their healthcare needs and to assume the role of a leader, a change agent, and a collaborator. » read more
“I see the DNP filling a need in primary care. As fewer medical students specialize in family practice, Nurse Practitioners are in a perfect position to help fill that gap. It is a good time to be moving in that direction.”
David’s first degree was in biology and he spent the first 25 years of his career teaching middle school and high school students. He decided he wanted a career change, and nursing seemed like a natural progression. He enrolled at the college and graduated with his BSN in 2013. David is now in his second semester of the DNP-FNP Program at WSU Spokane and already has a clear vision of what he will do with his advanced degree: work to improve the patient’s transitions–transitional care– from acute care settings to home. » read more
“Advanced degree nurses can make an economic impact for the system by being key players in the triple aim: improved population health, better patient experiences, and reduced cost to the system. As we strive for 100% healthcare coverage for all, doctors cannot fill the increased need for providers. Nurses and nurse practitioners are able to best fill the gap, particularly in primary care, at a cost that won’t stress the system.”
Ysabel grew up in San Marcos-Cajamarca, a small town in the Peruvian mountains. By the age of 16, she was pursuing a nursing career. After practicing nursing for two years in Peru, she knew she she’d have few opportunities to advance her nursing career. At 25, Ysabel moved to the United States to advance her nursing education, with a keen focus on providing personcentered care.
Her plans after earning her degree? To work directly with patients, understanding their needs to provide preventive care that will maximize their health throughout their lifetime. » read more
“Our healthcare system is in great need of healthcare professionals in the community setting, because increasingly, patients have shorter stays in the hospital and get sent
home sooner. Nurses are changing the healthcare system by reaching out through various settings to help all aspects of the population they serve.”
Monique was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States at the age of 20 to pursue a career in nursing. As a young girl, she recalled receiving a plastic stethoscope for a
Christmas gift. The joy it brought her solidified her desire to become a nurse. She has a strong desire to work with vulnerable populations and to educate nurses. Her next goal? To teach nurses and healthcare professionals how to reduce and treat compassion fatigue, which will lead to increased retention rates and job satisfaction. » read more