As mentioned on our page Monday, this week is Nurse Practitioners Week … and in the spirit of the observance, we thought for this week’s Feel Good Friday it would be prudent to share our dedicated staff of NP’s that go out of their way for those placed in their care with our readers .
To understand the nurse practitioner’s role, per NursePractitionerSchools.com, “With their advanced clinical training, NPs are authorized to diagnose illnesses, treat conditions, and provide evidence-based health education to their patients. NPs assess their patients by examining medical histories; performing physical evaluations; and ordering (or performing) diagnostic tests.”
With nearly 30 years of professional nursing knowledge, Rock has a wealth of experience in various health care settings, including both inpatient and outpatient. This allows her to keenly assess the needs of multiple ages, as well as the families of those she serves. A strong collaborator, Rock consults with colleagues to help individuals reach their goals related to mental and emotional health.
She also has overseen patient care and coordination at county hospitals, managed round-the-clock residential care facilities and assisted living units, and supervised students in a clinical settings.
As a nurse and certified yoga instructor, Dossett has completed an 18-month evidenced-based practice internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on the effects of yoga practice for people in the hospital to help reduce stress while being inpatient. Dossett is submitting a manuscript on her work for publication on this project.
Dossett is a recipient of the Daisy Award in nursing practice. She also achieved silver-level status in the professional recognition program at UIHC. She has presented on the effects of yoga practice and behavioral health training for fellow nurses in the emergency department at UIHC.
Kongable designs and teaches psychiatric nursing certification review courses for UIHC and has presented similar workshops across the United States for MED-ED. In addition to these clinical practice roles, Lisa is an Associate Nursing Professor and the Associate Director of the nursing program at Iowa Wesleyan University.
Olson provides psychiatric diagnostic and medication management services via telepsychiatry. As a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, Olson practices at all stages of the health care continuum, assessing patients and determining the priorities of their care.
Olson is well versed in current professional nursing therapy and practice, including motivational interviewing, and relates therapeutically with those she serves in a positive, empathic and caring manner. She is a registered yoga teacher (trauma informed certified), sexual assault nurse examiner, court-appointed special advocate volunteer and Iowa Mediation Society certified mediator.
We are honored, and priviledged, to have our NP’s at our side, on our side. If you know an NP personally, please be sure to thank them for the powerful service they provide.