Cynthia Desmond, ARNP
Becky Blodgett, ARNP
Laural Schaberg, ARNP
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has advanced education and clinical training
in a health care specialty area. Nurse Practitioners work with people of all ages and their
families, providing information that people need to make informed decisions about their health
care and lifestyle choices.
Nurse Practitioners practice under the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act. In Washington
Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) may work independently without supervision by a physician. Many
ARNPs do have a collaborative relationship with specialty and primary care physicians.
Nurse Practitioners provide high quality, cost effective care that results in a high level of patient satisfaction.