Get to know Board-Certified Registered Nurse & Family Nurse Practitioner, Rebecca Jo Scripsick, who serves patients in Larned, Kansas.
Rebecca is a board-certified registered nurse & family nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatry and geriatrics. She can be found on staff at Larned State Hospital.
Laid out on a 78-acre campus, Larned State Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility in the state serving the western two-thirds of Kansas with nearly 1,000 employees and the capacity to treat more than 450 patients daily, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. It is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The mission of the hospital is “to provide a safety net of mental health services for Kansans in partnership with consumers, community providers and the justice system, and to deliver support services to related agencies.”
At the start of her academic career, Rebecca graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Butler Community College in 2001. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Fort Hays State University in 2010, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University in 2020.
Holding CPR certification, she is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
A Board-Certified Registered Nurse (RN-BC) is a nurse who holds board certification, has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include leadership, research, performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.
A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who 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.
Learn More about Rebecca Jo Scripsick:
Through her online profile, https://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4146710/info/