Sunday, February 09, 2014

Using My Voice and Talents

I have been MIA for a couple of weeks from my blog for good reason - I have been studying for Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam.  All of my study paid off -
I PASSED!  Connie Ash, MSN, RN, FNP-BC. 
Woo Hoo!  I can now provide care to the residents of Mississippi that can not afford care.
For five years I have been the volunteer administrator for a free health clinic, The Great River Charitable Clinic. 
The mission of the clinic is to provide free medical, dental, optometry, and pharmacy care to the resident's of Mississippi County who do not have access to healthcare. 
The clinic has had an issue trying to attract volunteer physicians.   Two years and seven months ago I decided to return to school and complete a post-master's certificate in family practice so that the clinic would always have a healthcare provider available. 
I Did It!

Now that doesn't mean I will not have a full-time career as a nurse practitioner - I have also accepted a position with a local physician's office.  I will be providing primary healthcare services  to a variety of patients  (newborn to death).  
It is a dream come true.
I may not change the world, but I can make my little corner of Northeast Arkansas that I live in a better place to live.

~ Connie ~ 

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