Today we’d like to introduce you to April Phillips
April, before we jump into specific questions about your practice, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I will give you a very short version of my story. However, you can read about my life journey in my book, When I Said Yes, which is available on Amazon, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and my website, https://iamaprilphillips.com.
Sixteen years ago, I was genuinely hating the way my life was turning out. I felt that I should be further along in life than I was. The more that I tried to change things on my own, the worse things became. Then one day, I was so frustrated, and with tears streaming down my face, I dropped to my knees and surrendered my life to God. I asked God what he wanted me to do. I prayed to Him to direct my steps, and to help me make the right decisions. The next morning, I woke up refreshed and had inner peace. I applied to nursing school, and from that moment on, my life has never been the same.
After graduating from nursing school in 2011, I worked as a cardiopulmonary nurse in a hospital for a year, and then I became a travel nurse for three years. I traveled across the country to work in various hospitals, gaining work, cultural, and life experiences. It was during this time, 2013, that I decided to go back to graduate school and obtain my Master of Science in Nursing degree, specializing as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.