Primary Care Scholar: Veronica Johnson

VeronicaJ5_crop.jpgVeronica Johnson has a lot on her plate. She works on a cardiac PCU unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center and part-time at Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic, volunteers at Grace Medical Home, and is a mother to a three-year-old daughter. On top of all that, she is going to graduate school to become a nurse practitioner.

“At times, I find it difficult to maintain my jobs, volunteering, motherhood and graduate school roles,” says Johnson. “However, I am determined to complete my graduate degree and take hold of the nurse practitioner role.”

Besides dedicating her time to her job and volunteer work, Johnson has a preferred interest in serving and caring for the underserved community.

“My desire to care for those that are most vulnerable is paramount,” says Johnson. “I believe that a nurse practitioner should be willing to offer exceptional care to all patients regardless of their socioeconomic status.”

Thanks to a traineeship grant, Johnson will be able to pursue her goals to help those in need as a nurse practitioner.

“As I continue this journey toward becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, I look forward to forming partnerships with my patients and managing their care,” says Johnson. “By doing this, I hope to make a difference in the community by genuinely caring for those who are most vulnerable.”