Laura Andrews, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CNOR, RNFA

Advanced Health Practitioner,Vascular Surgery

Accepting new patients


Professional Profile

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to care for others. When I was young, I knew that when I grew up I wanted to be a mom, a nurse, and a teacher. I am truly fulfilled and blessed having done all three.

With 30 years of experience, I have served many roles in the perioperative process. I have been certified as a registered nurse in the OR since 1991. During that time, I regularly found myself asking the surgeons about the patients' backgrounds, symptoms and, basically, how they ended up where they were. I would ask what happened to them post operatively. I was missing pieces for a complete perioperative picture. So I earned a MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Ca. I followed that degree with the terminal degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice from the same university.

I became a nurse practitioner with the intent of finishing that jigsaw puzzle and following my patients through the whole perioperative experience, from preparing them for surgery, to being with them as they fall asleep, assisting in their surgery, being the first face they see when they emerge from anesthesia and seeing them post operatively. For me, providing that continuity of care is priceless.

I view the role of the nurse practitioner as being a partner to the patient. I enjoy teaching them about their disease processes, and explaining the interventions they will undergo to help alleviate their symptoms. It is important to me to treat each patient like I would want my own family to be treated.

Locations:

1860 Pennsylvania
Suite 120
Fairfield, CA 94533
Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN), College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA
Certifications:

  • AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)
  • Certified Nurse of the Operating Room (CNOR)
Professional Memberships:

    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

    California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP)

    American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Languages Spoken:

  • English

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