I was born and raised in Eagle River. It warms my heart to come full circle by giving back and helping take care of the community that raised me!
Do not let all those extra letters cause confusion, I am generally known as a nurse practitioner!
- In the State of Alaska, my license is issued as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). I have completed an accredited education program above a Bachelor's degree, a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) and passed a national certification board. To maintain my APRN in Alaska, I must also hold an active RN license which has its own educational requirements and national qualification exam.
- Each state has different requirements, licensing, and practice regulations for nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners have different certifications. My certification is Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). The different certifications help designate a patient care age range and specialty.
Please feel free to contact Longship with any additional questions!
I have a wonderful family that is supportive of my endeavors. I would not be here without the foundation that my husband, children, parents, and friends have helped form.
I served as a nurse in the Navy and Air National Guard. I have a soft spot for Veterans and hope to continue working with them. I would not be the caregiver or person I am today without my experiences or the service members who impacted my life.
I genuinely enjoy taking care of people and I want patients to be at the helm of their health journey. Often, this means working with individuals to blend different health practices and taking the time to find what works best for each person.
I decided upon the name Longship because sailing a longship during the Middle Ages took a high level of dedication, acceptance of dangers, rejection of constraints, and hunger to bend the world to one's will.
I am a dedicated provider that wants to avoid some of the common constraints our healthcare system has unintentionally caused. I know how I want to practice, and I am willing to accept the risks of being different.