A Certified Nurse Practitioner with a bachelor’s from UT Austin and a master’s from Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

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Courtney Brown / Nurse Practitioner OBGYN

Meet Courtney, a dedicated nurse practitioner specializing in obstetrics and passionate about women’s health. With extensive experience as a labor and delivery nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital, Courtney holds certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) and in Maternal Newborn Nursing. Let’s explore Courtney’s professional journey and personal passions.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, magna cum laude 

Honors: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, magna cum laude 

Honors: Undergraduate Nursing Honors Program, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 

Personal Interests:

In her free time, Courtney enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, rooting for the Houston Astros and Texas Longhorns, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Work experience

With five years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital, Courtney has honed her skills in assessing, treating, and managing obstetric patients.

Professional interests

Courtney is passionate about providing comprehensive women’s healthcare, preventive care, family planning, and prenatal and postpartum care.

Education

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Professional Associations:

She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Certifications

She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) and holds a certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing

Main advantages

Extensive Clinical Experience: Courtney’s resume demonstrates a remarkable depth of clinical exposure across various healthcare settings, from OB/GYN associates to pediatric care and urgent care, totaling over 660 hours. This diverse experience underscores her ability to adapt to different patient populations and clinical scenarios effectively.

Leadership and Professional Development: As a labor and delivery registered nurse, Courtney has actively engaged in leadership roles, serving on committees focused on obstetric emergency response and staff retention. Her participation in a nurse residency program and subsequent performance improvement project showcases her commitment to ongoing professional development and enhancing patient care outcomes.

Community Engagement: Courtney’s involvement in community initiatives, such as volunteering with the March of Dimes and supporting victims of domestic violence through The SAFE Alliance, reflects her dedication to promoting maternal and newborn health as well as advocating for vulnerable populations. This commitment to social responsibility aligns with her passion for patient-centered care and preventive health measures.

Education

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Cizik School of Nursing

Jan 2022 – Dec 2023

Honors: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Clinical Experience:

  • Houston Methodist OB/GYN Associates (180 hours)
  • Texas Children’s Pediatrics Post Oak (180 hours)
  • Houston Methodist Primary Care Memorial Green (120 hours)
  • Memorial Hermann Primary Care Memorial City (120 hours)
  • Concentra Urgent Care Houston Hobby (60 hours)

The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing

Aug 2015 – May 2019

Honors: Undergraduate Nursing Honors Program, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Activities:

  • Research Assistant – Presented “Mental health stigma and perceived practice competence among nurse practitioners” at the 2017 STTI’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress

  • Honors Thesis – Presented “Dietary behaviors and mental health symptoms in college-aged students” at the 2018 St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Peer Academic Coach – Tutored students in adult health and pediatric nursing courses

  • First-Year Interest Group Mentor – Mentored nursing freshmen to aid transition to college

EXPERIENCE

  • Provide triage, antepartum, labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum nursing care in Level III Maternal Facility; focus on high-risk pregnancies; responsible for fetal heart tone monitoring and intrauterine resuscitation; educate patients on the childbirth process from admission to discharge including newborn care
  • Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) Triage Nurse: Deliver immediate, specialized assessment and
    intervention in obstetric emergencies
  • Nurse Preceptor: Train new graduates and experienced registered nurses in providing safe patient care to Mother
    Baby and Labor & Delivery specialties
  • Obstetrics Hypertension Committee: Facilitate education on response to severe hypertension in pregnancy
  • Shared Governance Committee: Focus on staff retention and community service opportunities
  • Nurse Residency Program: Completed a year-long training in leadership and professional development; primary
    researcher in the performance improvement project, “Maternal newborn discharge education and patient
    satisfaction”, presented to hospital leadership in July 2020
  • Selected as one of 12 student-professional nurses for Methodist Advancement into Professional Practice (MAPP) program with rotations in Labor & Delivery, Emergency Department, Operating Room, and Nursing Research Infirmary Student Nurse – Camp Longhorn Jul 2017 – Aug 2017
  • Provided age-appropriate nursing care to over 300 campers ages 4 through 17
Personal Interests:

In her free time, Courtney enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, rooting for the Houston Astros and Texas Longhorns, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Work experience

With five years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital, Courtney has honed her skills in assessing, treating, and managing obstetric patients.

Professional interests

Courtney is passionate about providing comprehensive women’s healthcare, preventive care, family planning, and prenatal and postpartum care.

CERTIFICATIONS

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Registered Nurse (RN)

Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification (RNC-MNN)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)

Basic Life Support Provider Certification (BLS)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

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