OnlineFNPPrograms.com is committed to providing in-depth information to registered nurses who are interested in earning their MSN and pursuing a career as an APRN. To accomplish our goal, we have created an interview series featuring detailed interviews with nurse practitioners in fields such as Family Nursing, Pediatrics, Adult Gerontology Acute Care, and Psychiatric Mental Health. In this interview series, current and prospective MSN students can learn:
- What a typical day on the job looks like for nurse practitioners across various fields
- What challenges and rewards that APRNs face on the job
- Advice for MSN students on preparing for a given specialization within advanced practice nursing during their program
Interview with Rebecca Lew, MS, FNP-BC, CDE – Family Nurse Practitioner
Rebecca Lew is a family nurse practitioner at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the Women’s Health Primary Care Department, where she provides primary care services, education, and advocacy to patients experiencing a wide range of chronic and acute health conditions.
Interview with Kristen Campbell – Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Kristen Campbell is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at New York Methodist Hospital. As a PNP, Ms. Campbell provides medical evaluations and care to acute and subacute patients with ages ranging from newborns to 20 years old. She also engages in clinical education of nursing and medical students as a Clinical Faculty member at Columbia University.
Interview with Jen Wiles, FNP-BC – Family Nurse Practitioner
Jen Wiles is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Minute Clinic, where she provides primary nursing care services to patients across the age spectrum. Prior to Minute Clinic, Ms. Wiles worked in perioperative inpatient settings, as well as in trauma and emergency care services.
Interview with Terri Jo Peterson, MSN, NNP-BC – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Terri Jo Peterson is a neonatal nurse practitioner with over 35 years of experience caring for premature and critically ill neonates. Ms. Peterson coordinates the care of and provides direct medical care to newborn infants, works closely with patients’ families, and instructs hospital staff on neonatal resuscitation.
Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Wirth-Tomaszewski, DNP – AGACNP
Dr. Elizabeth Tomaszewski is the Track Director and an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Drexel University. She also practices clinical work at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, where she sees patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
Interview with Julie Stembridge, MSN, CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
Julie Stembridge, MSN, CNM is a certified nurse midwife at WakeMed Physician Practices, where she provides primary health care services and full-scope midwifery care to women of all ages. She also attends deliveries in the hospital setting and provides medical care to mothers before, during, and after labor.
Interview with Jennie Joyner, MSN, PACNP-BC, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Jennie Joyner is a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center’s Pediatrix Medical Group, where she assesses the health of newborns and provides health care services to mildly ill infants. Prior to this role, she cared for critically ill pediatric patients in the PICU at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Interview with Loryn Ashton, MSN, WHNP – Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Loryn Ashton is women’s health nurse practitioner at Southwest Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she provides primary and gynecological care services to adolescent girls and women across the lifespan. She also provides remote gynecological consultations to patients through the Maven mobile application.
Interview with Jodie Simms, MSN, CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
Jodie Simms is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the Lisa Roth Birth & Women’s Health Center, where she provides gynecological and obstetrical care such as women’s health examinations, prenatal care, childbirth education, birth control consultations, and labor and delivery services to a diverse patient population.
Interview with Sonya Jubb, MSN, CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
Sonya Jubb is a Certified Nurse Midwife at John Muir Medical Center, where she provides women’s health care and full-scope midwifery care. Prior to her current role, she worked as a CNM at La Clinica De La Raza and El Rio Community Center, and engaged in international service and social welfare programs.
Interview with Alison Young, MSN, CNM – Certified Nurse Midwife
Alison Young is a certified Nurse Midwife at Santa Rosa Women’s Health and Birth Center, where she provides women across the lifespan with gynecological care and full-scope midwifery care. Before her current position, she worked at Feather River Midwifery and The GW Medical Faculty Associates.