Alegent Creighton Clinic
Patti has been in the cardiology field for more than 25 years including being a Nurse Practitioner for 11 years. She is an alumnus of the University Of Nebraska College Of Nursing where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing and her Post Masters Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner. Her Masters Thesis study was on " The Relationship of Uncertainty, Functional Status, Sense of Well Being, Social Support and Quality of Life in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients." Patti has been in academic cardiology prior to joining the Alegent Health Clinic Heart and Vascular Specialist this year. She was formerly at UNMC Physicians where she worked in the section of Cardiology with the electrophysiologists and heart failure/heart transplant specialist and the heart transplant team. Prior to joining Alegent Cardiology, her routine responsibilities included assessing, diagnosing, and treating complex cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart failure management in both the inpatient and outpatient care settings. She is credentialed in stress testing, cardiopulmonary stress testing, advanced cardiac life support, and has prescriptive authority.
Patti's interests have been in cardiac arrhythmias and implantable device therapy (including pacemakers and defibrillators) with an emphasis on heart failure and device management. She is an expert and knowledgeable in complex device interrogations and reprogramming. Her previous cardiology experience included working in both the cardiac and electrophysiology labs including device implantations. She has given numerous presentations and educational program on various cardiac topics including arrhythmias, implantable devices, remote monitoring as well as heart failure management.
Patti is nationally certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is also nationally certified as an Adult and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Patti belongs to the American Heart Association, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing and the Heart Rhythm Society. She is an alumnus of the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Nursing where she was nominated for the Carol M. Wilson Nursing Award and received the Charlotte Burgess Award for Outstanding Graduate Nurse Researcher.
Patti can be reached through the Alegent Health Clinic Heart and Vascular Specialists office at 717-7160.