Get to know Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Erin Kathleen Ellis, who serves patients in Griffin, Georgia.
Certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center, Erin is an advanced practice registered nurse & a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She serves as the Clinical Manager at McIntosh Trail Family Practice in Griffin, Georgia.
Named one of America’s Top Nurses, she loves caring for people and being an advocate to help provide the best care for each individual according to their needs. She is currently a preceptor to local nursing programs and has a philosophy that “knowledge is worth everything if you share it.” Her goal is to help strengthen the voice and needs for adult primary care and preventative medicine for the adult special needs community while giving quality care to all of her patients.
At the start of her academic career, Erin graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Gordon State College. She then went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Simmons University.
Over two decades ago, she started her career in healthcare as an LPN at Grady Health Systems, working in the pediatric ICU. She moved from pediatrics to family medicine, and then into the surgical portion of her career while becoming a Registered Nurse. The majority of her career, prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, was spent in surgery, and later specializing in orthopaedic and orthopaedic spine surgery.
Serving as an advocate for individuals with autism and adults with special needs, Erin is a member of several professional organizations. These include: the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, the Georgia Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master’s degree in nursing. APRNs may work across various healthcare settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics or long-term care facilities. They provide medical support and preventative care to patients, along with additional responsibilities of coordinating patient care and using specialized knowledge to manage complex patient conditions. APRNs can diagnose and treat as well as order and interpret tests and prescribe medications.
A Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) is an advanced practice registered nurse who holds board certification and works autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, to deliver family-focused care. Given the rather broad nature of the “family” patient population focus, FNPs offer a wide range of healthcare services that revolve around the family unit; from health promotion and disease prevention to direct care and counseling across the lifespan.
On a more personal note, Erin is a college football enthusiast. She enjoys watching her oldest son play lacrosse.
Learn More About Erin Kathleen Ellis:
Through her online profile, https://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4146253/info/ or through McIntosh Trail Family Practice, https://www.mcintoshtrail.com/doctors/erin-ellis/