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Doctor of Nursing Practice
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Andrea is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with a passion for practicing rural medicine. She received her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. She and her husband spent time in Texas, Oregon, and Montana before falling in love with Alaska (Seward in particular) during a visit in 2019. She says Seward has all the things important to them: community, nature, mountains, and ocean.


Andrea enjoys practicing primary care because it allows her to focus on each patient holistically - mind, body, and spirit. She gravitates to rural settings where people have to be independent and the community comes together to make things work. The challenge of meeting patient needs and coordinating their care gives her motivation. In her off time, Andrea enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, berry picking, and spending time on the ocean.


  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 

    • 2018-Present


  • 2023-Present    Nurse Practitioner, Seward Community Health Center, Seward, AK

  • 2022-2023          Nurse Practitioner, Texas Valley Coastal Bend VA Health Care, Corpus Christi, TX

  • 2020-2021          Nurse Practitioner, Roseburg VA Health Care System, Roseburg, OR

  • 2020                    Nurse Practitioner, Bozeman Health Wound and Hyperbaric Center, Bozeman, MT

  • 2019-2020          Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Partners, Bozeman, MT

  • 2013-2018           Registered Nurse, Bozeman Health Wound and Hyperbaric Center, Bozeman, MT

  • 2012-2013           Registered Nurse, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

  • 2005-2012          Registered Respiratory Therapist, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI


  • 2019 -- Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY

  • 2018 -- Master of Science in Nursing, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY

  • 2016 -- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Naperville, IL

  • 2012 -- Associate Degree in Nursing, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI

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