Introducing Jennifer Waters, Family Nurse Practitioner
As a new provider at UNC Women’s Health at Goldsboro, Family Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Waters is committed to building strong relationships with patients and giving them the information and support they need to make decisions about the course of their care.
“I’ve always had a passion for helping women in my community achieve and maintain optimal health,” said Waters, who cared for uninsured patients as part of the Wayne Action Teams for Community Health (WATCH) team for nearly three years. “I like to get to know my patients and hear about what’s going on in their lives, so we can work together to develop a treatment plan that works for them.”
Wayne UNC Health Care’s Mission of putting patients first has guided Waters’ career with the health system for over 14 years. Beginning her career as a staff RN in the Wayne UNC Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Waters said a calling both to help and serve patients led her to a career as a nurse practitioner.
Today at UNC Women’s Health, Waters is focused on holistic care that takes into account much more than a patient’s physical health. For example, if a treatment isn’t affordable or it affects their ability to go to work and support their families, it may not be the best treatment.
“If a patient has a specific problem, you want to approach all the options that are guideline or evidence-based practices that would treat the problem,” she said. “I like to go over the options with the patient and explain in depth what the pros and cons are to the treatment so they can make an educated choice in what they think will work best for them.”
Waters earned her Master’s degree in Nursing from University of North Carolina Wilmington, a Bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University and Associate’s degrees from Wayne Community College.
Please join us in welcoming Waters to the UNC Women’s Health team.