Abby Shumate, DNP - Genesis Health System

Abby Shumate, DNP

Patients entrust their lives to nurses and providers and we should be honored to care for each and every person during their hospitalization. Personally, I have always felt that a person should do what they can to help their neighbors, peers, and community. For me, personally, as a nurse, that has always been helping people when they are sick or in their most vulnerable states.

From a young age, I have always found myself in the position of counselor or caregiver to friends, family, animals, etc. The best path for me to help others was first as a Certified Nursing Assistant and then as a Registered Nurse, working at the bedside since January 2008. Now that I am a Nurse Practitioner, I find that I am and always will be a nurse at heart, even if I am on the other side of managing health conditions.

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Gender:
Female
Year began practicing:
2008
Year joined staff:
2020

Specialties:

  • Hospitalist

Areas Of Interest

As most of my experience is from my time as an ICU nurse, Critical-Care is my greatest interest and umbrellas many different diagnoses and conditions.

I am a Davenport native and I love spending time with my family & pups. Traveling, reading books, golfing, riding horses, music, and movies are some of my favorite hobbies.

Education & Training

Education

2010
Scott Community College, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
2012
University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
2020
University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Awards & Certifications

Board Certification

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • ANCC Certified Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN): AACN

Professional Positions

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners