This month, we spotlight Shawnna Short, who joined Roseman University in mid-May as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Medicine‘s medical practice, Roseman Medical Group (RMG).
Shawnna grew up in Ohio on a 52-acre farm that cultivated tobacco, and was home to many animals and livestock. While idyllic, her childhood was full of hard work, planting, harvesting, and tending to the animals. There weren’t many other girls doing what she was doing, and so within her grew a “can-do” pragmatic ethos that guides her work today. She was just a high school student when she earned her CNA to become a certified nursing assistant through a vocational program at her High School. From there she went on to earn her BSN and then MSN/FNP as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her experience spans the Cardiac Unit as well as Hospice Care. Hospice Care offered Shawnna a new perspective on patient care—care that extends to the grieving family members who are in the process of parting with their loved ones. It was in this environment that Shawnna leaned heavily on her team. She then moved into Pain Management and Acute Care, and Infectious Diseases and Wound care. With such diverse experiences in her life as a Nurse Practitioner, and with her upbringing on her Ohio farm, Shawnna brings an incomparable work ethic and holistic view of patient care.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and hiking and is most inspired by women entrepreneurs and those who worked for their success. In the next year, she hopes to hike Salome Jug Trail in Arizona. One of her favorite places to visit is Gilcrease Orchard.
“I am passionate about providing excellent, collaborative care to my patients. RMG has an excellent reputation and I’m excited to learn new skills and be part of a team.”
We welcome Shawnna to RMG.
Shawnna is accepting new patients at this time. To schedule an appointment with Shawnna, please call RMG at (702) 463-4040.