This week we are pleased to introduce a second Family Nurse Practitioner Resident, Jacqueline Brysacz who is based out of the New London site this year. Read about what lead her to the residency program and more below:
I am delighted to join CHC as a member of the 2014-2015 Family Nurse Practitioner residency. I recently completed my training at Johns Hopkins University where I earned an FNP/MPH with a focus on infectious disease. As a graduate student I worked as a research assistant in HIV and TB, completing training manuals for nurses in South Africa in MDR-TB management, and in risk reduction, interviewing exotic dancers on their occupational health risks. Prior to my graduate program, I worked as an RN in HIV/TB/STIs for Baltimore City Health Department. Before my nursing career, I developed a solid foundation in community health in the US and abroad. I trained women and their families in beekeeping as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, conducted evidence-based reproductive health education courses for high school freshmen in the Bronx with Community Health Corps, and assisted immigrant and Latina women through pregnancy as a doula in Baltimore.
I am excited to be part of CHC because I believe we share a dedication to providing all patients with the highest quality care. CHC’s dedication to respectful, evidence-based, compassionate care is inspiring and it is the kind of environment where I hope to grow and learn as a new clinician. I decided to take part in this residency program because I want to develop a solid clinical foundation to enable me to deliver the highest quality care to the underserved. My favorite part of primary care is patient contact- it brings me great joy to meet people from so many different walks to life and to play my small role in helping them stay or become healthy and well. If I weren’t able to see patients for work, I would probably manage some sort of health program abroad. If not that, I would put my efforts into swimming across all sorts of bodies of water as I love open water swimming. When I am not swimming across things, I love to hike and am currently looking for a place to keep a beehive this coming spring.