Indian River Health Center has a wide variety of staff working at its Vero Beach, FL chiropractic center. One particular staff addition includes a Nurse Practitioner or NP. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has higher education and training in a particular area or field. Nurse practitioners have a master’s degree, also known as a MSN, as well as board certification in their specialty.
A nurse practitioner vastly improves the capabilities that can be done at Indian River Health Center. For instance, a nurse practitioner has the skill set required to perform in-office injections for hormone balancing and other functional medicine therapies. A nurse practitioner can also diagnose and treat medical conditions in addition to ordering, performing and interpreting medical tests. An NP also has full prescribing privileges.
Nicole Bladin, APRN
Nicole is a Nurse Practitioner certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Nicole has been working in the medical field, starting as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant since the age of eighteen. Nicole earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2008 from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and took her first position as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Two years after becoming a nurse, Nicole graduated with her Master’s of Science in Nursing with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from NIU in 2013 and started working as an independent Nurse Practitioner at Walgreen’s Healthcare Clinic in her home state of Illinois.
Nicole moved to Florida in 2014. She has extensive background in Ear, Nose and Throat as a Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care and Primary Care. Nicole has a passion for Functional Medicine and has recently become a Bredeson Practitioner through Apollo Health with a focus on the Functional Medicine approach to dementia prevention and treatment as well as other chronic disease. She also has a certification in botulinum toxin injections.
In her free time, Nicole loves to read and to be outdoors boating, running, surfing, paddle-boarding and enjoying the Florida lifestyle with her husband and two children.