Family Nurse Practitioner Nicklett Rose Johnston, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC who Provides Care for the Arizona Area

Get to know Family Nurse Practitioner Dr. Nicklett Rose Johnston, who serves patients within Benson Hospital.

Dr. Johnston is a Family Nurse Practitioner currently practicing with Benson Hospital Family Healthcare. She has experience as a ChildBirth Educator and has taught the Bradley Method to couples and trained couples to prepare for childbirth with breathing and relaxation techniques.  She also has experience in pediatrics in which she has worked exclusively with a pediatrician for 3 years. Her duties include family care for chronic and acute illness of all ages, order and interpret diagnostic studies, wellness exams for adult and children, some pain management including joint injections and trigger point injections and minor procedures. Additionally, she has done research on diabetes and kidney failure and cancer screening in the medically underserved.

Benson Hospital has been serving the San Pedro Valley community since 1970. Benson Hospital has grown to care for an overwhelming Emergency Room use. With the influx of hundreds of winter visitors and many new permanent residents, outpatient use in laboratory, radiology and rehabilitation have increased dramatically.

Dr. Johnston graduated with her Nursing Degree and certified as a registered nurse from Cochise College in 1979, and giving her over four decades of experience in the field of nursing. Furthering her education she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 at University of Phoenix, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2005 from Graceland University. Most recently, she graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2017 from Walden University. To stay up to date in her field she remains a professional member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dr. Johnston has been awarded the David B. Lensch Award –  a Recognition for enhancing lives through dedicated service, compassion and commitment, as well as the Award for Exceptional Case Report Article ECT in 2000. She chose a career in nursing from her experience with the good nurses she has worked with.  In addition, her grandmother, served as an example as a person she wanted to be as her grandmother was the person in her neighborhood that everyone went to for advice and help and she inspired her to become a nurse. She is also noted in the Who’s Who in Health and Medicine, 1/2004 – 1/2005 and Who’s Who in American Women, 1/2006 20- 1/2007.

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.

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