Rebecca is an ARNP in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, primarily based out of Des Moines.
I currently am an ARNP in Pediatric Nephrology, with my primary location based in Des Moines to aid in expanding services to the Des Moines metro and surrounding areas. I cover inpatient and outpatient services, and started this position in February 2019. My entire bedside nursing career was at the University of Iowa! I began as a staff nurse in CVICU in 2011 followed by PICU in 2013-2017. I was also a member of the ECMO team at the University. Prior to returning back to the U, I was practicing as an ARNP in the PICU at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, where I continue to practice there on a casual basis.
My fiancé and I moved to Des Moines in August 2018, we currently live in Urbandale. We have 2 pets, a 2 year old black lab named Tucker, and a cat named Beans (which oddly enough, she responds to).
I enjoy spending time at home and visiting with family. I also enjoy staying active with running, cross training and hot yoga. My goal is to get back into training for races, life has just been busy recently! I also enjoy doing craft projects when time allows. My fiancé and I like to check out new or different breweries when we have the opportunity to. I have been busy with planning our wedding for next Spring, so that has been taking up a fair amount of free time!
Most fascinating place I’ve visited or lived? This isn’t necessarily a fascinating place, but it certainly one of my favorites places for many reasons – England! It means a lot to be able to see immediate family and friends when we go over to visit. When living over there previously, we did do some traveling but I was quite young to appreciate the architecture and history that is there. So recently over the last few visits, I have been making it a point to travel to places around England and surrounding areas that I either have never been to, or went to when I was younger to explore more about the areas and actually do some ‘touristy’ things there. I also love the ease of traveling around Europe once you are over there, so my hope is to continue to add additional places to my list as time goes on.
I would eat breakfast for every meal if I could! And, I am a lover of Cadburys chocolate, the real Cadburys made in England of course.
Favorite sports teams? Iowa Hawkeyes is the only team that we can agree on! I am otherwise a fan of the Bears and the Cubs, my fiancé has been determined to get me to cross sides to support Minnesota, however I’m reluctant. I also follow the premier league, and am a Manchester United fan.
Favorite book or movie? I’ve enjoyed the series by Rachel Hollis recently, but otherwise like to read crime/suspense novels.
Fun fact: I have dual citizenship! I was born in England and have moved to the United States on two occasions, so my family became efficient with moving! We moved here permanently when I started high school. We were granted US citizenship in 2010.