Hope is a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) - During her undergraduate nursing degree Hope developed a love for everything in health. She began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a rural emergency department. Here she gained experience in assessment, recognition, and treatment of a variety of illness states. Working in this setting with a passion for health, Hope was inspired to take her nursing practice to the next level by completing a master of nursing degree and becoming a family NP. While taking her masters degree, Hope was inspired by one of her instructors, of whom provided Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatment (BHRT). As an NP, Hope is following her passion, which is to improve health, not just treat illness.
Hope started her NP career working on a reserve in a home care clinic. This was a very valuable place to start because Hope gained experience working with people of a variety of ages, cultural backgrounds, and communication styles. Here she also learned that health is subjective, and based on the patient's own wants and determinants of health.