Nakita Cook, FNP-C

When do you first recall wanting a career in medicine?

At the age of five I would accompany my grandmother to dialysis and sit with her during her treatments, so I guess there was some interest back then.  It wasn’t until I had my first child that I absolutely knew I wanted to take care of people.  I received such good care during my pregnancy by the doctors and nurses it left a lasting impression. I thought to myself “this is how I want to help people”. 

Why did you choose your specialty?
I worked at Crossing Healthcare as Registered Nurse prior to becoming a nurse practitioner.  So the decision to stay and serve our patient population was not a difficult one.  I feel blessed that I get to do what I love and have it benefit people in my community

What do you like to do outside of Crossing Healthcare?
Spending time with family, especially my children.  I also like to read and try new recipes.

Favorite Quote:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel”
-Maya Angelou


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