HELEN PASLAY, DNP, FNP-C

PRESCOTT, ARIZONA

Helen has worked in health care for more than 13 years. She has cared for her patients in primary care, emergency medicine, outpatient surgery, solid organ transplantation, and pain management settings with 8 years of her experience acquired at one of the best medical facilities in the world, the Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix Campus).

Helen shares information about Family Nurse Practitioners, “Family Nurse Practitioners have six years of additional medical education, beyond the two years required for Registered Nurses.  The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP, FNP) has an additional 8 years of education beyond that of a Registered Nurse.  This education includes, but is not limited to, advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and pharmacology.  In addition, the Family Nurse Practitioner must complete extensive clinical primary care training in adult, geriatric, pediatric, and women's health.  We must also pass a very difficult testing process to become certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  Furthermore, we have extensive training critically analyzing the latest quantitative and qualitative research, using only the very best research to provide the best evidence-based medicine to our patients. This is the reason why, just like a physician, Family Nurse Practitioners can practice independently in primary care medicine in Arizona”.

Helen says she “is honored to be part of the nursing profession that, since 2001, has ranked as the number one profession in honesty and ethical standards in the United States”.

 

She graduated with Honors from Grand Canyon University, obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner.  In addition, she is currently finishing her Doctorate to become a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Grand Canyon University.