ABOUT JESSICA

Jessica Reeves, MSN, MPH, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner and Coach

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I pivoted.

Being a Nurse Practitioner is a second act in my career. After 15 years in nonprofit management (arts administration, broadcasting, mental health, home health care), I decided to go to nursing school. Then nurse practitioner school. Then public health school. I became a birth doula and a registered therapy pet team with my beloved yellow Labrador, Phyllis. I served on a Patient and Family Advisory Council. I worked in a (tremendously busy) reproductive health practice, then a slightly less tremendously busy family medicine practice.

This second act was in many ways a contrast to my previous professional life - but the common thread that has run through my entire professional life is people, communication, and problem solving. I love to talk with people and work together to identify and achieve their goals, whether it’s a client and a marketing campaign, a patient with a cluster of symptoms, or a fellow provider who needs my support.


It was a sad day when I realized how little is done to care for providers.


When I was working on my Masters in Public Health, my research focused on patient-provider communication, and all of the ways in which providers were coming up short when working with patients. While this is an important subject (and one that gets very little attention in most healthcare curricula), I was left wondering when someone was going to focus on the provider experience. Once I realized that NO ONE WAS, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I became a coach to be a part of the solution. If our industry, our supervisors, collaborators, and administrators aren’t going to take care of us, we must decide to take care of ourselves and one another. And no one understands the struggle of the Nurse Practitioner like another Nurse Practitioner.

As a coach, I give the support, guidance, feedback, and general mentorship that is so often (and so sorely) lacking. I listen and support, and help you build (or uncover) skills to realize your goals and navigate this new chapter in your career.   

 

ABOUT OUR COACH

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There is a lot of attention being paid in healthcare to the patient experience. 

What gets far less attention, and which desperately needs it, is the provider experience. How we work as providers, how we cope as providers, and how we can care for ourselves so that we can care for patients. 

Recognizing this gap, OUR COACH was born - to help new providers go from surviving to thriving. If you are a current Nurse Practitioner and believe that things could be better, OUR COACH is for you. If you are starting a new chapter in your career as a Nurse Practitioner and want to go in as strong as possible, OUR COACH is for you.