Lori Miskell FNP-C
About Lori Miskell, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)
Lori Miskell, FNP-C, is originally is from La Junta Colorado. She moved to Wisconsin in 2000 and loves this area. Has been a registered nurse for 27 years specializing in emergency medicine, critical care, and hospital operations. Graduated from Winona State University in Winona, MN where she received her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Lori has a passion for volunteer work and has made several trips to the Pine Ridge reservation. She lives in Holmen, WI with her husband, Mike, and has three children; Olivia, Jeremie and Autumn, and has the joy of having four grandchildren. She enjoys, outdoors, fine food, biking, painting and reading. She loves the model of care that NFC provides to the community and is excited to be a part of our team.
What is a Family Nurse Practitioner?
A Family Nurse Practitioner, who may also be referred to by the acronym FNP, is a registered nurse with specialized educational and clinical training in family practice. Nurse practitioners have a higher degree of training, in both the classroom and clinical setting, than Registered Nurses do, although becoming an RN is a prerequisite.
Family Nurse Practitioners in particular are trained to work with both children and adults, most often in the context of a family practice or clinical setting. FNPs work with patients on maintaining health and wellness over the long term with a particular focus on preventative care. Many FNPs also choose to work in underserved populations and communities.
An FNP may work under the direct supervision of a physician. More and more states, however, are allowing FNPs to work independently due to an extreme lack of doctors, particularly in the area of family practice.