Brianne Lynn Eichhorn, MSN, NP, a Nurse Practitioner with Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Get to know Nurse Practitioner, Brianne Lynn Eichhorn, who serves patients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Brianne is a nurse practitioner specializing in pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, and medical-surgical nursing. She works at Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center, also known as the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, is located on 245 acres on the western edge of Milwaukee and part of VA Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN 12), which includes facilities in Iron Mountain, Michigan; Tomah and Madison, Wisconsin; and North Chicago, Hines, and Chicago in Illinois. The Medical Center delivers primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care in 196 hospital beds, and provides more than 857,000 visits annually through an extensive outpatient program. The nursing home care unit of 113 beds offers geriatric programming and the 150 domiciliary beds are the focus of programs in substance abuse rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation and post-traumatic stress disorder care. The mission of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center is “to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.”

Holding a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Alverno College, Brianne was affiliated with the Air Force National Guard in 2008.

In order to stay on top of industry news and trends, she remains a member of several professional organizations, including the Nurse Practitioner Council and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse and a type of mid-level practitioner. Their focus is on health promotion, disease prevention, as well as health education and counseling, as they guide patients in making smarter health and lifestyle choices. NPs are trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, as well as formulate and prescribe treatment plans. NP training covers basic disease prevention, coordination of care, and health promotion, but does not provide the depth of expertise needed to recognize more complex conditions.

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