Family Nurse Practitioner Co-founder: Dr. Nurses
Creator: Dr. Nurse LA
Nursing is a second career for Dr. Price. She started in medical research as the principle research technologist operating a genotyping platform at a DNA Core facility at the University of Chicago. Desiring more patient contact, she transitioned into nursing on the Med/Surg/ Tele unit by way of a nurse residency program. After two years at the bedside, she went on to further her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and utilized a nurse practitioner residency to ensure a smooth transition into independent practice. Soon after, she sought to maximize her potential by earning her terminal degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. This degree powered her vision of nurse entrepreneurship and served as the motivation to expand her influence beyond the bedside.
Dr. Price is a first generation college student hailing from Robbins, Illinois, a low income and predominantly black, south suburb of Chicago. Growing up in an underserved community, access to health care was limited. Health illiteracy and distrust of healthcare providers allowed heart disease, cancer, and diabetes to run rampant. It became apparent that becoming a healthcare provider that patients trust would make a huge impact on the community. This sparked a devotion to leveling the playing field and alleviating healthcare disparities. With a goal of providing quality, evidence-based and culturally competent healthcare to underserved communities similar to the one in which she grew up,Dr. Price started her Nurse Practitioner career at a federally qualified health center. She now serves in the California Corrections System assisting with the integration of the medical home model to improve primary care services amongst inmates. She also serves as a preceptor for the next generation of Correctional Health Nurse Practitioners.
Socially, Dr. Price’s favorite pastime is international travel. She has visited all 7 continents (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America), and her favorite experiences include adrenaline activities like bungee jumping, skydiving, swimming with sharks, and white water rafting. Aside from traveling, she also enjoys showing her love and support for family and friends by flying out for small occasions like elementary school basketball games, baby showers, and birthday celebrations. Her newest love is blogging; Her blog interests include personal lifestyle including correctional health, nurse inspiration, and travel.
Bachelors of Science, Biomedical Sciences Minor in Public Health (2009): University of South Florida
Masters of Science, Nursing (2013): DePaul University
Post-Masters Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner (2015): Olivet Nazarene University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (2016): University of Miami
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP)
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA)
Sigma Theta Tau: International Nursing Honor Society
Nurse practitioner residency
The impact of debriefing sessions on retention during nurse residency