Venise Jean-Baptiste is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been an Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner for five years and in healthcare for over seventeen years. She graduated from Chamberlain University with a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialty track in Family Nurse Practitioner. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of North Florida.
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner she worked as Director of Nursing, Clinical research nurse, Dialysis nurse, Home health nurse, Hospice nurse, Triage Nurse, and a Clinical nurse. Her current work history includes working for a Non-for-profit clinic, Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner, Long-Term Care Facility, Adjunct professor at Chamberlain University, and as a HIV and STI prevention speaker with Gilead Pharmaceuticals. She is affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Black Nurses Association, Larkin Hospital, Miami-Dade Nurse Practitioner Council, and the Florida Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.
Venise’s mission is provide a caring approach and ensure that the patient’s world will become larger, richer, brighter, and secure under her care. As a Family Nurse Practitioner she is responsible for advising and managing the best nursing practice. She maintains quality patient and clinical care standards. Her clinical duties include ensuring patient safety, access to medical care, advising management and stakeholders on quality improvement strategies, creating and implement new nursing strategies, and developing patient policies and staff rules. Her administrative and leadership responsibilities includes directing, coordinating, and organizing healthcare services in compliance with state and local regulations. They also include providing education and developing collaborations between nurses and physicians.
Her vision is to continue to improve cultural competence at her current practice and to start the conversation on how this affects patient’s overall healthcare outcomes. Overall her journey has been laborious but has been a rewarding journey so far. Her mission is to continue to follow the Caring Model developed by the Nursing Theorist Jean Watson. Watson stated that “Caring” is an endorsement of professional nurses’ identity; Medicines identity is that of “Caring”. Florence Nightingale appeared to agree in her statement: “It is the surgeon who saves a person’s life …….it is the nurse who helps this person live”