A member of our care team at Trinity Health East Ridge, Shawnette Holmes, DNP, NP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She provides primary care to adults of all ages, including annual physicals, acute care visits, treatment of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, prescribing appropriate medications, and educating patients in self-care skills to prevent disease. The former Arizona resident earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and practiced as an RN for 10 years. She and her family, including her husband and three youngest of five children, moved to North Dakota, where Shawnette joined the nursing staff at Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby. Recently, she completed her doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice from the University of Mary, Bismarck. A member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Shawnette enjoys going for walks and going fishing with her family.
Your first resource for healthcare, primary care is a medical specialty that provides comprehensive care, including disease prevention and screenings, diagnosis and treatment of many types of illness, lifestyle counseling and coordination with other healthcare specialties.