My experience as a nurse has taught me one very important lesson—knowing as much as you possibly can before and after having surgery is the only way to make the right decisions for your health and well-being.
Jennifer Whitlock is a board-certified registered nurse with a certification as a family nurse practitioner, as well as a Master of Science in nursing. As a member of a hospital surgical intensive care unit (ICU), Jennifer Whitlock helped critically ill patients prepare for and recover from surgery. She educated family members and loved ones about the intricacies of patients' conditions and care, putting what she calls "surgeon speak" into easier to understand terms. During her time as an ICU team member, Jennifer also provided nursing care in in-home settings.
Jennifer also worked as an organ procurement coordinator, managing the care of organ donors, finding recipients for organs and providing support to families. Jennifer is a family practice nurse practitioner today with experience in primary care and hospital medicine.
Jennifer earned an associate degree in nursing from Central Ohio Technical College. She earned her Master's degree from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
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