Pat Patterson DNP, MHS, ACNP-BC, AACC, moved to Kansas from Massachusetts in 1985. Her nursing experience began in her hometown of St. Louis , where she received a Diploma in Nursing from Jewish Hospital/Barnes School of Nursing. After moving to Wichita she graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Later, Pat the opportunity to seek further education, graduating with a Masters in Health Administration and a second Masters degree from Wichita State University, as a Nurse Practitioner Acute Care and Critical Care Specialization in 1996 and is board certified in that specialty (ACNP-BC).
In 2016 Pat achieved the highest level of education for nurses, graduating with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in the specialty area of Acute Care/Critical Care and Gerontology.
Over the years, she has been able to gain clinical experience in the areas of Cardiovascular Research, Interventional Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Electrophysiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology/Critical Care working collaboratively with physicians specializing in those areas. More recently, Pat was drawn to building her foundation of medical knowledge in acute and chronic diseases with recognizing the impact of health and illness on mental health. For the last 3 years has worked in the area of Addiction Medicine providing medication treatment for opioid addiction, alcohol and other other substances for those individuals recovering in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
Her core mission is to build a partnership with the client to determine a plan of medical treatment and active facilitation of self exploration to elevate the client’s insights into the impact of life experiences on mental wellbeing. The end product being greater life satisfaction, life balance and an improvement in quality of life.
How will we journey to a “new normal”? Listen intently, meet our shadows. reflect and we will begin to think differently.