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MICHELLE OBAMA

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Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing Member Highlight 

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ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

     I am a wife, mother, a nurse and believer that we must take care of our bodies by preventing illness and maintaining health whenever possible.  I have a passion for educating people and helping others. During my nursing experience I have worked in the emergency department and seen people with acute and chronic illnesses requiring the need for urgent treatment. I also have been on the other end of the spectrum in a rehabilitation setting where our goals were to get individuals back to a normal life as much as possible by providing wholistic care.  And I also provided home health services as a visiting nurse with excellent rates of preventing hospital readmission.

     My goals are to reach as many individuals and families as I can to promote wellness. In healthcare, we treat the sickness but our goal should be to promote wellness. I also want to mentor and guide the next generation of nurses. I believe it is important to provide support to the future and help others remain passionate about this profession. 

     My latest passion has become entrepreneurship and I believe that if you have a desire to be self-employed you should have any resources available to you to help you reach your goal. Over the years I have gained knowledge, stumbled with my own business endeavors, am succeeding in multiple business ventures and am ready to help those who would like to be the boss!

EDUCATION
  • Lewis University, MSN

  • Jacksonville University, BSN

  • Malcolm X College, ADN

LICENSURE
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Full Practice Authority: Illinois

  • Registered Nurse: Illinois

  • Registered Nurse: Indiana

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: ANCC

  • Certified Rehabilitation Nurse: RNB

  • CPR Instructor: AHA

  • Neuromodulator training: Botox queens (AME)

  • IV therapy training: AAFM

  • Latisse Lash Liasion: Allergan

  • Certificate of Obesity Management: AANP

  • Medically supervised weight management: Empire Medical Training

  • Opioid Use Disorder Waived Provider

  • Certified Medical Examiner: NRCME

CONTACT ME

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