Caroline Mckinley, F.N.P.
- MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner: Nursing 2016, Charles Drew University of Science and Medicine - Los Angeles, CA
- Bachelor of Science: Nursing 2009, University of Phoenix - Gardena, CA
- Registered Nurse Midwife: Midwifery 1999, School of Nursing and Midwifery - Ijebu-Ode, Ogan State, Nigeria
- Registered Nurse: 1997, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, School of Nursing - Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
- Certified Lactation Education Counselor: Nursing, 2014 - University of California, San Diego Extension - Torrance, CA
I originate from Nigeria, one of the fastest developing nation in the African continent. I have been opportune to work with the less privileged, less educated and communities with the least available medical resources and or healthcare delivery system at their disposal. I was fortunate enough to begin my nursing carrier by working in Labor and delivery.
I continued in the same field here in the United State but more diversified. I meet people of different races, colors and cultures and different needs that quickly reminds me of my cultural orientation and the impact I presently have on my patient’s life and the community as a whole. My family remains my motivation and my main spring in helping other families and that is practically rewarding.
I developed the habit of cooking, reading, dancing as my hobbies, and I use that as a platform to educate my patients on how to live healthy lifestyle. I have three kids who aren't yet teenagers but mean the world to me. They, along side with my husband, keep me motivated in my work. My lifestyle can be an example of how I want to go beyond just taking care of patents. I want to assess, treat, take care of, educate, and follow up with patient to ensure they are living healthy and active lifestyles.
My practice is not just about giving medication. Its more about preventive measures, early identification and diagnosis of diseases and treatment options. It is extremely gratifying when my patients appreciate my diagnosis, follow-up treatment and come into the clinic with a smile in their faces to appreciate the relentless efforts of the nurses and practitioners in lifting up their life into another stage. I very much wish to always treat my patients the same as I would to my own family. My family is my support group at home and CNHF does a great job of making me feel welcomed and respected when providing care to this patient.
CNHF provides me with the ability to carry out the most optimal treatments for my patients and I enjoy and live this opportunity.