Post Rock Welcomes Sarah Christopherson!

February 3, 2021 | Students, Uncategorized | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Sarah Christopherson, I am a final year student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Maryville University. I will be graduating in December 2021. I am working with Ron Williams, APRN for my adult primary care rotation.

I have been a nurse for 15 years, with the majority of my experience being in critical care (ICU, ED, and Flight), so I am excited to gain more experience from the rural hospital and clinic perspective.

Where are you from?
Burdett, Kansas.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I have had many encounters with providers and staff at RCH while performing my full time job as a flight nurse with EagleMed in Hays and have always been pleased by their kindness, knowledge, and professionalism. I feel I will gain good experience of primary and urgent care in the rural Kansas setting. I worked with Ron Williams at Hays Medical Center several years ago when he trained me in the emergency department. I have a great deal of respect for him and his knowledge and I look forward to working with him again.

What do you hope to be when you are out of school?
I will graduate with a Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

As there is a growing demand for providers in rural Kansas, I hope to work in a rural clinic/hospital setting as this is the type of community I grew up in and have served the majority of my nursing career. I enjoy interacting with patients and hope to utilize my past critical care experience in not only the clinic but emergency department setting as well.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
My husband and I enjoy traveling within and outside of Kansas, hiking, working on small projects at our home, and spending time with our families, niece and nephews. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and of all things, making homemade soap.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
Combining critical care experience with the skills and knowledge necessary for primary care, and disease prevention from the clinic and well-patient perspective.