Happy NP Week! This year we're teaming up with Medelita HIP Ambassador and The Nurse Link Founder Julia Eze, MSN, RN, NP-C to show you what being a Nurse Practitioner is really all about.
Check out this year's Nurse Practitioner Panel Discussion where we'll be talking about the role of the NP in our healthcare system and answering some of your questions about this rewarding career path!
(Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Medelita.)
MEET OUR PANELISTS:
Medelita HIP Ambassador Julia Eze, MSN, RN, NP-C is a board certified Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse who earned her Masters of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Mercer University, and currently practices in the field of Functional Medicine. As the Founder of The Nurse Link, a social enterprise that connects current, future and aspiring nurses for mentorship and scholarship, Julia remains heavily connecter to the nursing community. Nurse Julia is the recipient of the prestigious Daisy Award and has been selected by the International Nurse Association as one of the 2017- 2018 Top Worldwide Healthcare Professionals.
Medelita HIP Ambassador Monica Elston is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner from Washington, DC and new mother of triplets. She received her Bachelors of Science from Hampton University and went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. Prior to starting her career as an NP, Monica worked as an RN on a Labor and Delivery unit - she considers her years as a Labor and Delivery Nurse to be "the foundation of her career and the best and most exciting years of my life."
As founder of The Diet Doc - Independence, Kevin Brunacini is a licensed and certified family nurse practitioner with additional dietetic university training who works with his patients to focus on lifestyle changes rather than medications for real sustainable weight-loss. In addition to his medical background, Kevin is a certified personal trainer through the NASM, a certified nutrition consultant with NAMS, and a health coach in training with the American Council on Exercise.
Medelita HIP Ambassador Fatima Francesa is a community health registered nurse and a family nurse practitioner student. She is also a nurse entrepreneur, having started her own brand to promote education and share her passion for medicine.
Dr. Christine is a Vietnamese Pop Singer turned Doctor of Nursing Practice and the creator of B.A.M.F. - a Women’s Wellness platform aimed to eradicate every form of lifestyle that does not enhance the beauty, authenticity, self-made, and fierce power of a true women. Dr. Christine spends her days loving and supporting her family and friends, hanging out with her favorite pup Chibi, saving lives in the Emergency Department, leading and educating as a professor to the next generation of nurses, innovating ways to empower women, and creating mind body positive content for her blog readers.