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Rachel Westman, APRN, AGPCNP-C
Rachel Westman, APRN, AGPCNP-C
Wound Care Provider
Rachel started her journey in healthcare as a nursing aid during college and absolutely loved working with patients and families. She found being able to step into someone’s life at the low moments and making a difference in their experience was an incredible privilege. She continued on to nursing school, graduated and had the rewarding opportunity to take care of active duty and retired sailors in the US Navy.

Fast forward to now, as a nurse practitioner, Rachel is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of my patients by ensuring and delivering the best care possible.

Education – College & Degree
Undergraduate: Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro TN,
Graduate Degree: Graduate Studies
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
George Washington University – Washington D.C.
Certification(s): (no acronyms – please spell out)
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Advanced & Basic Cardiac Life Support
Affiliations
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Experience
Registered Nurse, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2010 – 2017
Registered Nurse, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007-2010
Registered Nurse, Intensive Care & Multi Service Unit
United States Naval Hospital Guam, 2003 -2007
Personal

As the daughter of a service member, she moved quite a bit, though I call Tennessee “home”. Having recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors – hiking, walking, and bicycling many of the trails in the Portland area, as well as exploring new places with my husband and son. She also likes to read, practice yoga, and attempt gardening. She loves to maintain social connections by regularly meeting family and friends for coffee or exploring the amazing Portland food scene. In my down-time, Rachel can be found enjoying quirky British gardening shows with her husband or furthering my education by listening to hours-long lectures about 🦕s from her six-year-old son.