Family Nurse Practitioner Patience R. Akhimien, FNP, DNP Provides Care for the Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties of California Area

Get to know Family Nurse Practitioner Dr. Patience R. Akhimien.

Dr. Patience R. Akhimien is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice with over two decades of experience in the healthcare field. She holds expertise in women’s health.  

Dr. Akhimien graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Purdue University Global. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) delivers practice-based training on the clinical applications of higher-level nursing knowledge; other terminal degrees focus on research skills, scholarly inquiry or high-level specialty skills.

To stay up to date in her field, Dr. Akhimien remains a professional member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA). She is also a domestic violence advocate and the secretary of NANNNA domestic violence committee

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. More and more states, are allowing FNPs to work independently due to an extreme lack of doctors, particularly in the area of family practice.

Dr. Akhimien’s parents always said she would be a great midwife due to her passion for child and mother care even at her Teenage age. She has had several mission trips to Nigeria feeding the hungry, medical attention for those that have no resources or money, education of and mentoring of the women.

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