Get to know Family Nurse Practitioner Cheri Lynn Wagers, who serves patients within Christian Family Healthcare, Inc.
Cheri graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Eastern Kentucky University in 1995, giving her over two decades of experience in her field. Wanting to further her education she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the Frontier Nursing University in 2016. She also holds certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and as a Medical Examiner.
To stay up to date in her field, Cheri remains a professional member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. She currently practices within her private practice Christian Family Healthcare, Inc., and is affiliated with Manchester Memorial Hospital where she holds an expertise in primary care, open heart surgery, operating room, intensive care unit, telemetry, and IV sedation.
Cheri is very active in her church, she taught Sunday school for 28 years, led the church service, was on the Board of Directors at her church and is now the Vice President. She attributes her professional success to God’s support, and to his lead, instruction and goodness, as well as her father’s influence on her career. When not working she enjoys hiking and organic gardening.
A Family Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with specialized educational and clinical training in family practice. Nurse practitioners have a higher degree of training, in both the classroom and clinical setting, than Registered Nurses do, although becoming an RN is a prerequisite. Family Nurse Practitioners in particular are trained to work with both children and adults, most often in the context of a family practice or clinical setting. FNPs work with patients on maintaining health and wellness over the long term with a particular focus on preventative care. Many FNPs also choose to work in underserved populations and communities. An FNP may work under the direct supervision of a physician. More and more states, however, are allowing FNPs to work independently due to an extreme lack of doctors, particularly in the area of family practice.
Learn More about Cheri Lynn Wagers:
Through her online profile, http://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4142811/info/