National Nurse Practitioner Week is celebrated annually for these exceptional medical professionals with the experience to help us maintain our health and guide us to the treatment we need when illness occurs.
Meet Natalia Velazquez, FNP-C
Why did you become a Nurse Practitioner?
I decided to become an NP because I wanted to have the opportunity to help others, especially when they are facing difficult circumstances with illnesses.
How long have you been an NP?
Almost one year now.
What is the best thing you enjoy about being a Nurse Practitioner?
I enjoy my interactions with my patients, they are fun and fulfilling to my career passion.
What has been your greatest success or accomplishment as an NP?
My biggest accomplishment as a Nurse Practitioner has been the ability to build rapport with my patients and their parents because it inspires them to learn more about their child’s health and understand how to better help them cope and improve.
What is the best part of your day?
The best part of the day is when I hear the good news that my patients feel much better.