Susan Wynne Lunning, BSN, RN, CBIS, Registered Nurse with The Whole Health Way, LLC

Get to know Registered Nurse, Susan Wynne Lunning, who serves patients in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Susan is a patient-focused and compassionate registered nurse who has been in practice for over 27 years. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, a Certified DreamBuilder Coach, and an Advanced Reiki Practitioner. 

Susan is the owner and practitioner of The Whole Health Way, LLC in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Whole Health Way offers a full range of services from nursing to Reiki and transformational life coaching to wellness plans and brain injury support – all delivered in the comfort of a client’s own home by a licensed and certified practitioner. Susan believes that marrying both eastern and western medicine is the best way to achieve overall health and well-being. “My passion to start The Whole Health Way was ignited as a result of my own health issues. Creating my own care plan and advocating for myself was an enlightening experience. Through this process, I learned that I always had the tools and resources to find the answer that was right for me.  It took me a long time to realize that it was okay, and even preferable, to be my own advocate in creating my healthcare plan—and to rely on both medical and non-medical treatments and practices to achieve the best results” as stated by Susan. 

Susan chose a career in nursing due to her compassion for people. She attributes her success to knowing her life purpose and allowing it to be her drive, as well as always being authentic to herself. “As a student of western medicine, I understand and respect the value of traditional medical care.  In my career, I’ve served patients with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and head trauma. I have helped cardiac rehab and pain management patients as well. Regardless of the condition or area of medicine, skilled nursing fills a vital role and I am grateful for the opportunity to provide a high quality of compassionate care for so many” as stated by Susan. 

Susan finished high school at Eagle Bend High School in 1981. She then went on to earn her medical secretarial degree from Wadena Area Vocational Technical Institute in 1985. She also completed her associate’s degree to become a Licensed Practical Nurse from Indian Hills Community College in 1992, followed by her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from the same College in 1993. Susan also earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2001. 

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who 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 of 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 performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, as well as assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up. 

In her spare time, Susan enjoys singing and spending time with her three grandchildren, three children, and three grand-dogs. 

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