• 2018 MSN, University of Southern Indiana | Evansville, IN
  • 2016 BSN, University of Southern Indiana | Evansville, IN
  • 2005 Associate Degree Nursing, John A. Logan College | Carterville, IL


Advanced Surgical Technology

4200 Williamson Place, Suite 1A,
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

License & Certifications

  • Illinois Registered Professional Nurse
  • Illinois Full Practice Authority APRN License
  • Illinois FPA APRN Controlled Substance License
  • DEA
  • NPI
  • BLS provider (Basic Life Support)
  • AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • ACLS

Certifications & Achievements:

  • FNP obtained 2018
  • Obtained Full-Practice Nurse Practitioner license in 2022
  • Academic scholarships for College coursework in 2000, 2005, and 2016
  • Completion of Nursing Excellence program in the ICU 2005
  • Awarded the heart of Gold 2017
  • Employee of the month 2017 at Marion VA Hospital
  • Member of AANP and ISAPN
  • APP skills and procedures workshop certificate of completion in 2019
  • Service certificate from the National Health Service Corps for serving America's communities with limited access to care from 2018-2022

On a Personal Note:

Heather is a boy mom, dog mom, and animal lover who loves to sing karaoke. She is a St. Louis Blues hockey fan, music lover, and she prioritizes her health by staying active.

 "It is exciting to be a part of a team that offers advanced surgical interventions for patients in Southern Illinois. AST provides cutting edge surgical procedures and allows access to the best quality care without having to travel far from home. As a Nurse Practitioner, it is my goal to provide patients with a comfortable environment to evaluate their surgical concerns. Continuity of care is key. I am honored to see patients through the entire surgical process including preoperative consultation, intraoperative surgical assistant, and post-operative care, including hospital rounds when needed.”

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