Military advanced nurse practitioner
Lynda Mathias, a clinical staff officer in the army with the rank of lieutenant colonel, describes the primary care challenges she has faced
What is your job?
As a clinical staff officer I work in division headquarters and am responsible for providing clinical leadership and promoting professionalism among our healthcare personnel as well as ensuring the delivery of high-quality, safe and effective patient care when we deploy. My background is as a military advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) in primary healthcare.
Why did you become a nurse?
Joining the army to become a nurse meant that I could combine an adventurous spirit and love of being outdoors with an exciting career as a healthcare professional. Joining the army really has been nursing with a difference.
Where did you train?
I have been in the army for 23 years,...
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