Jordan Vance, 2017
My name is Jordan Vance. I currently work as a Nurse Practitioner in an Emergency Department Observation Unit. I have been on this unit for almost 4 years. I completed my Doctor of Nursing Practice when I completed my Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017. I live in Forest, VA with my wife and our 3 foster daughters.
I have loved my practice treating medical patients in the acute care setting, but I have seen such a great need for mental health and that has pushed me to want to return to complete my Psychiatric Mental Health NP post-graduate certification.
Working in the ED during a pandemic has really showed me the importance of mental health. I have a passion of working with kids with behavioral issues and trauma in the future. It has only helped to strengthen the drive I have to work with this population which I hope to directly do one day.
All my experience is in Acute Care setting initially in the ICU as a bedside nurse, then moving into the ED as an NP. I am very comfortable in the inpatient setting, and this is where I see my future practice being more inclined.
I have loved how Liberty has continued to guide me focus on serving others, and to make a change in the world around me. The verse that rings in my head over and over again is Proverbs 31:8 “Open your mouth for the mute, for all the rights of those who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy” (ESV). This is my calling and this is what I hope to do.
I really love to read and travel (which has not been happening as much because of COVID). But I love to experience other people and culture. I have a love to helping others outside of work, my wife and I are Foster Parents and love pouring into the kids in our community.
I have really loved learning and really have a passion for Pathophysiology. Pharmacology is not usually my strongest subject, but I really enjoyed Psychopharmacology. I found it very interesting and a great class to learn new information I wasn’t as comfortable with.