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Rachel Westman, APRN, AGPCNP-C
Rachel Westman, APRN, AGPCNP-C
Skin & Wound Care Specialist Oregon

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 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 her patients by ensuring and delivering the best care possible. 

Education 

Undergraduate 

College: Middle Tennessee State University 

City: Murfreesboro, TN 

Degree: BS in Nursing 

Graduate 

College: George Washington University  

City: Washington D.C. 

Degree: MS in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 

Certifications 

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 

Advanced & Basic Cardiac Life Support 

Affiliations/Associations 

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 

Previous Experience 

Employer Name: Vanderbilt University Medical Center  

Your Title: RN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit 

Dates: 2010 – 2017 

Employer Name: Vanderbilt University Medical Center  

Your Title: RN, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit 

Dates: 2007 – 2010 

Employer Name: United States Naval Hospital Guam  

Your Title: RN, Intensive Care & Multi Service Unit 

Dates: 2003 – 2007 

Interests & Hobbies

As the daughter of a service member, Rachel moved quite a bit, though she calls Tennessee “home.” Having moved to the Pacific Northwest, Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors to include hiking, walking, and bicycling many of the trails in the Portland area as well as exploring new places with her 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 her down-time she can be found enjoying quirky British gardening shows with her husband or furthering her education by listening to hour-long lectures about dinosaurs from her son.