University of Nebraska Medical Center, Master’s degree in Pediatric Nursing

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Bachelors degree in Nursing

Practice Experience:

Private Group Practice at Pediatric’s P.C. in Nebraska

Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center: Medical examiner

Pediatric Nurse (acute) for Creighton Alegent Health Hospital, Nebraska

Pediatric Nurse (chronic) Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska

Philosophy of Care:

I strongly believe in advocating for our children and making their health a top priority. As a nurse practitioner, I strongly believe in holistic health which includes physical, psychological and the social needs of a child. I enjoy collaborating with parents/caregivers to make this possible. As a Yakima healthcare provider my work goes beyond clinic hours as I partake in community organizations to help identify & fill the gaps that may affect our children’s’ health.

Medical Interests:

Aside for my love of general pediatric health, I have special interests in breastfeeding, plant-based nutrition, obesity, mental health, adolescent health, chronic health, child abuse and neglect, & HIV and AIDS.

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

I was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and speak both Bosnian and German. Most of my personal interests involve spending time with my husband, son, and our dog, a Bichon Frise. I enjoy staying busy and active whether that’s through cooking, running, yoga, hiking, or chasing after my son!