Kathleen G. Savage, MSN, AGPCNP

Practice Specialty:
Geriatrics

Practice Location:
Element Care
Lynn, MA
                                                       

Describe why you chose to become an NP.

To be able to do more with my nursing career, to be able to better serve the geriatric population

Describe a situation in which you made a meaningful difference in the lives of one of your patients.

Being able to provide a patient with the opportunity to stay in his home and  remain independent much longer then would have been possible.

What do you think is the best part of being a Nurse Practitioner?

Being able to take a holistic approach to the care of patients, being able to interact, teach and help.

Describe your greatest practice challenge in the current healthcare environment.

Being able to properly care for the frail elders to be able to allow them to stay independent as long as possible

What is the best advice you have been given or would give to a student entering the profession?

Experience as many different aspects of nursing while in school. Nursing has so many possibilities  so take advantage of them.