Erica Creech, APRN
After working several years as a registered nurse caring for cardiac surgery patients, I was looking for a change. While pursuing my master’s I did a clinical rotation with a nurse practitioner from the Kidney and Hypertension Center, and realized nephrology was vaster than I had originally thought. I really enjoyed the acute and chronic components of nephrology as well as managing electrolyte imbalances. The physicians within the group also played a key role in my decision to pursue nephrology. As a student they would take me to a conference room with a sheet of copy paper and teach me about a topic pertaining to a patient we had seen that day.
I think what sets me apart as a provider is my willingness to explain diagnoses and treatment options to patients and their families in a way in which they can understand. I have been on the other side of the healthcare system as a family member, and know how much it means to have a clinician sit down with you to discuss the plan of care.
Two of my greatest passions are travel and reading. I recently went to Italy, and Greece is next on my bucket list! I also enjoy spending time with friends, and making trips back to my hometown of Jenkins, Kentucky to visit family.
BSN from Northern Kentucky University in 2018 and MSN from Northern Kentucky University in 2023