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About Jade Mikshowsky, Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP, FNP-C)
Jade Mikshowsky, FNP, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Jade earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Viterbo University. After years of RN practice in a cardiac intensive care unit she returned to graduate school. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Viterbo University and began practice as a Nurse Practitioner. Her career as a Nurse Practitioner remained in the hospital as an Acute Care Nurse
Practitioner. She has now transitioned her Nurse Practitioner career to the Neighborhood Family Clinic, practicing between the West Salem and La Crosse clinics.
Jade is also a professor at Viterbo University and teaches in the School of Nursing program. Jade looks forward to committing her practice to the
care of people in the community, partnering with patients to improve health, and providing high-quality care to the patients of Neighborhood Family Clinic.
What is a Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified?
A Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified, who may also be referred to by the acronym FNP-C, is a certified 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.