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Nurse Practitioner Week

This week we recognize the over 325,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the U.S. NPs are working diligently to address social determinants of health, achieve health equity and increase access to health care for patients. 

UofSC NP Spotlights 

Lauren Booth, '16 FNP, Primary Care Provider, SC House Calls/Agape Care

NP's play an important role in health care because we are able to effectively work to close the gap in access to health care for patients across a wide variety of fields with practice that is rooted in principles of nursing such as caring and a holistic approach to patient care.

Dwayne Alleyne, '20 DNP, Assistant Professor, UofSC Nursing 

I saw the opportunity to support nurse practitioners in the Midlands with the creation of the Capitol Nurse Practitioner Group. As an organization, we work to strengthen our practice and support one another.

Victoria Yandle, DNP- Nurse Executive Leadership student, Nurse Manager Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, Prisma Health Richland

After 36 years of being a nurse, I continue to find myself devoted to nursing. To further my knowledge and follow my passion, I enrolled in the DNP Nurse Executive Leadership program at the College of Nursing. 

Dale Barwick, '90 MSN, Colonial Family Practice

Before this practice, many rural residents in Summerton, SC caught a ride to the emergency room, or they called 911 to get over to the emergency
room in Manning because their meds had run out and their blood sugar was 500 or their blood pressure was 230 over 120. So, I’ve cut down on a lot of that because now they’re coming here to get their blood pressure checked and get their labs done and all of the things that are supposed to be done to take care of those chronic illnesses.

Nikita Pete, '20 FNP, TLM Medical Services

As nurses, we are always finding innovative ways to improve care for the patients safely. I want to be the pinnacle for change in healthcare and educate those after me on being the best nurses that they can be.

Beth-Ann Bowers, FNP student, Perioperative Department, Lexington Medical Center 

Reasons for returning to school…there were many.  I would say my top 3 reasons were to show my children that it is never too late to reach for goals, increased professional satisfaction, and a shortage in health care providers.


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