National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2020. Join us in recognizing our amazing nurse practitioners who continue to provide our essential sexual health services day in and day out for our communities. Your dedication and resilience inspires us all!
Be a part of the celebration by downloading a full-color or black and white (color it yourself!) “Thank You for Being Kind” sign for your window. Once your sign is hanging up in your home, share a selfie with your sign using the hashtag #NationalNursesWeek.
Get to Know Our Nurse Practitioners
Alma mater: Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Grad school: Frontier Nursing University
Hobbies: Watching Studio Ghibli movies, anime, video games, baking, and hiking and stargazing in the mountains or at the beach
Stay-at-home indulgences: Playing too much Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Tom Nook is a crook, y’all), learning Mandarin with my 3 year old, and long walks with our new rescue pup, Yoshi, thanks to Austin Pets Alive! (adopt don’t shop!)
Alma mater: RN Diploma: St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Utica NY; BSN: SUNY Utica; MSN: Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Hobbies: I costume for theatrical performances, sew, quilt, travel
Stay-at-home indulgences: Yesteryear on YouTube
Alma mater: Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California; Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner: The University of Texas at Austin. (Hook’em!); I also have a non-nursing degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State).
Hobbies: Gardening, seeing lots of live music, cooking with friends, home projects, reading under the trees at Barton Springs, and biking around town searching for tacos are a big part of how I spent my pre-pandemic life
Stay-at-home indulgences: I’m binging all of the shows I’ve been putting off. I’ve watched Game of Thrones in its entirety, got up to date on Westworld, and have started True Detective. I’m also offsetting the stress of sheltering in place by seeking out silly comedy series and rewatching a lot of quirky shows; Letterkenny and Archer are nightly opportunities to create some endorphins through laughter!
Alma mater: BSN and MS: Texas Tech University; Doctorate and FNP: Gonzaga University
Hobbies: I am a big sports and music person. I love playing basketball and football as well as watching most sports. I enjoy going to concerts and musicals with friends. Food is also a mainstay– Love trying new restaurants in the Austin and San Antonio areas.
Stay-at-home indulgences: During the shelter-at-home orders, I have been playing my Xbox more than I have in a long time: FIFA, NBA2K20, etc. I have been getting into doing these virtual home work outs (I don’t know if that is an indulgence lol).
Alma mater: Gannon University in Erie, PA
Hobbies: Camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Stay-at-home indulgences: Boxed wine, quality time with my fiance Sam, Netflix and virtual happy hours :).
Alma mater: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi for MSN; University of the Incarnate Word for BSN
Hobbies: Writing, photography, jewelry making, dancing
Stay-at-home indulgences: Sitting on my front porch surrounded by nature
Alma mater: UT Health Science San Antonio
Hobbies: Painting, anything art, learning home improvement skills
Stay-at-home indulgences: Some really bad television – Making the Cut, Hunters, The Expanse. I skipped Tiger King but I did listen to the podcast last year.