Samantha Kaikai, DNP, FNP-BC, TCRN is a Nurse Practitioner at Sollis Health, Family Nurse Practitioner at EXER Urgent Care and Intensive Care Float Pool Nurse at University of California Los Angeles. She is a board-certified nurse in family practice. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of San Diego, Master’s in Nursing from Simmons University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Rochester, and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. She is licensed in the states of Maryland, Washington D.C., Washington, and California and has 7 years of experience as an intensive care nurse and 6 years of experience as critical care travel nurse. Her nursing background includes critical care, emergency room, & PACU. Her nurse practitioner background includes emergency medicine, urgent care and family practice. She has extensive experience in several electronic medical records such as EPIC, Cerner, and Meditech. She is a member of several organizations including the American Nurse Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, California Association Nurse Practitioner, Maryland Nurse Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Her hobbies include world traveling, hiking, exercising, going to the beach with her dogs, and attending music festivals. Special interests include promoting high-quality, educational experiences to health care providers. Her masters work focused on the coping strategies of patients who suffered a traumatic brain injury. Her doctoral research focused on the effectiveness of education to health care providers on proper treatment regimen for acute pharyngitis to combat the overuse of corticosteroids and antibiotics in treatment in urgent care settings.
WE MAY ENCOUNTER MANY DEFEATS BUT WE MUST NOT BE DEFEATED. - Maya Angelou