Master of Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Washington, 2013
Master in Public Health, Global Health focus, University of Washington, 2013
Licensure and Board Certification
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (PPCNP-BC), 2013
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society
Nursing has always been on Rebekah’s list of possible careers along with journalist, president, veterinarian and ballerina. In college her interests gained some definition and she whole-heartedly jumped into nursing. Her first job out of college was working in adult critical care but she realized her heart was leading her in a different direction, so she moved to Haiti to volunteer as the nurse for an infant care center.
In Haiti, Rebekah realized her real passion was to help and watch children thrive and grow into their full potential. She enjoyed caring for the infants individually as well as working with center staff and the local community to improve health for everyone. She was also able to help develop a pediatric HIV program which gave her hands-on experience in how a larger public health program designed to meet specific needs could serve the communities she worked with.
Her time in Haiti showed her just how much more she had to learn so after working in Haiti for almost two years she returned to Seattle and went back to school to pursue a Master of Public Health and become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Rebekah has lived in Washington for most of her life and loves the natural beauty around us. After three years of school in Seattle, she is looking forward to getting out of the city! She enjoys just being outside but in particular to hike, camp and kayak. She also loves to garden and always looks forward to spring when all her plants start growing and blossoming. When she can’t be outside she likes to be involved at her church, cook, read and spend time with friends and family.