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Laurie Freese, CNP

Laurie Freese, CNP

Laurie Freese grew up in the Cincinnati area. She graduated from Good Samaritan School of Nursing with honors in 1986. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio in 1994. After working several years in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as a registered nurse, she decided to further her education in pediatric primary care. Laurie completed her Masters of Science in Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner education in 1996 with honors from the University of Cincinnati.

She is certified by the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and licensed as a PNP by the state of Ohio. Laurie joined our practice in 2001 and has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 15 years. She became a Certified Lactation Counselor as a result of her interest in promoting and supporting breast-feeding mothers and she provides breast-feeding services to our families.  Her focus is the provision of excellent care and support for children and their families as they grow from birth to adulthood and the provision of lactation services to infants and their families.

Schedule

Education

1983-1986  Good Samaritan Hospital, School of Nursing, Honors, Cincinnati, OH

1993-1994  BSN, Capital University, Honors, Columbus, OH

1995-1996  MSN, PNP, University of Cincinnati, Honors, Cincinnati, OH

Licensure

1986 Ohio Board of Nursing, RN

1996 Ohio Board of Nursing, CNP

2002 Healthy Children Certified Lactation Counselor

Professional Memberships

National NAPNAP

Ohio NAPNAP

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Honors/Research

1983-1986  Good Samaritan Alumni Scholarship

1993-1994  Sigma Theta Tau – Theta Theta Chapter, Nursing Honor Society

2000  Co-Author, Pediatric Dermatology; That Itch Scaly Rash (The Nursing Clinics of North America, 35 91), 147-157

Professional Experience

1986-1987  Clinical Nurse I, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

1987-1989  Clinical Nurse II, Egleston Hospital for Children, Atlanta, GA

1989-1993  Clinical Nurse I, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

1993-1994  Clinical Nurse II, Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

1994-1997  Clinical Nurse I, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

1995-1996  Graduate Research Assistant, Nursing Research Institute, University of Cincinnati

1995-2001  PNP, Pediatric Associates of Fairfield, Fairfield, OH

2001-present PNP, Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates, Inc.