Celebrating Advanced Practice Clinicians
Oct 23, 2018 12:00 AM
Our Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC) are an extremely valuable part of our care team. In honor of APC week earlier this month, we are continuing to celebrate these healthcare providers and recognizing the exceptional care they provide to our patients at University of Utah Health, by spotlighting some of our wonderful APC’s
APCs encompass both Physician’s Assistants and Nurse Practitioners who are educated and experienced healthcare providers. One of our great APCs is Natalie Turner, AGACNP (Hematology). She is a proud member of the growing APC field.
Natalie wants our patients and providers to know that she provides quality patient care alongside her physician counterparts who support her continued growth as a practitioner. She recognizes the integral role APCs will play in the future of healthcare as it continues to evolve.
After becoming a nurse in 2012, she wanted an opportunity to be directly involved in decisions impacting patient care. This compelled her to pursue additional training to become an APC. In May 2014, she graduated from Ohio State University with her nurse practitioner degree with a specialty in adult/gerontology acute care.
Since graduating as an NP, she has found great satisfaction in being able to manage complex patients independently.
Her decision to work in hematology was inspired by her first clinical experience on an inpatient hematology unit in nursing school. She now works at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in an outpatient setting seeing a wide variety of patients with conditions ranging from benign disorders to those with myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms.
For Natalie, working in hematology presents its challenges, but she finds that getting to know and support her patients is a rewarding experience.
Thank you to our wonderful APCs. Your commitment to care is extraordinary. With nearly 150 APCs working within the Department of Internal Medicine they are a vital part of our team. Their efforts are critical to our clinical mission, and they help us provide quality patient care to our growing patient population.