Alicia Mavis, APRN

Alicia Mavis

Education:

Undergraduate – Northeast Community College

BSN Nursing and Master’s in Nursing – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certifications:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Basic Life Support

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Locations/Schedule:

Monday

8:30 – 12:00 Randolph Family Practice

1:00 – 4:30 Randolph Family Practice

Tuesday

8:30 – 12:00 Coleridge Medical Clinic

1:00 – 4:30 Randolph Family Practice

Wednesday

8:30 – 12:00 Randolph Family Practice

1:00 – 4:30 Randolph Family Practice

Friday

8:30 – 12:00 Randolph Family Practice

1:00 – 4:30 Randolph Family Practice

A Brief Interview with Alicia

I grew up on a farm near Belgrade, Nebraska, which is a town of 90 people.  I attended grade school and high school in Fullerton, Nebraska.

This is actually a funny story. When I was in high school, I was set on being an agronomist.  When I was 16, I had run the telephone bill up to a pretty hefty amount and my mother woke me up one morning and told me that CNA classes were starting that day and I was getting up, going to that CNA class and getting a job to pay my telephone bill.   Needless to say, I found a love for caring for other people through working as a nursing assistant.  I then decided to shift my career focus from agriculture to healthcare.  I would not go back and change a thing.  I am thankful my mother enrolled me in the nursing assistant classes.  I am grateful for all the nurses that I worked with that were role models for me as I made the decision to become a Nurse.

I have worked a nursing assistant and medication aide in nursing homes.  After my RN degree I worked at Faith Regional on the Medical Surgical floor and later the Pediatric floor.  I worked as a Charge Nurse on the Pediatric and Medical observation floors.  I then began teaching at Northeast Community College in the Associate Degree Program.  I always had a part-time job working at the Nursing home in Albion Nebraska as a RN.  I also worked part-time at the Tilden Hospital as a RN.   I currently practice as a nurse practitioner at Randolph Family Practice and the Osmond Hospital, and I teach nursing assistant classes for the Randolph nursing home. Outside of the health care field, I did some waitressing, babysitting, and detasseling in high school.  Also, worked on my family’s farm taking care of the livestock and helping with field work.

I like being able to get to know my patients and their families.  I went into health care because I have a passion for helping others.  I find being a medical provider very satisfying.  I like the diversity of the patients I see and being able to work in a clinic and hospital setting.

When I am not working, I love going camping with my family.  I also enjoy gardening, spending time with my kids.  I enjoy sewing and quilting.  I enjoy running and I have participated in the Lincoln Half Marathon several times.  I do enjoy watching cooking shows and going to movies.  I also volunteer as the Cub Scout Troop 176 Den Leader for both Randolph and Laurel youth.

The cost of healthcare.  I wish health care could be more affordable.   I find that I have patients that cannot afford medical equipment or medications that they need. As a health care provider this can be very disheartening when your patient cannot have access to medical equipment and medications to improve their quality of life.

Take time for yourself and your overall health and wellness.  So many people overlook the “wellness” aspects of their own healthcare.  With routine screenings and examinations many chronic conditions and illnesses may be detected early.  Get your mammograms, check your cholesterol, attend the health fairs, drink water!  Go for a walk! Take time to do meaningful relaxing activities that decrease your stress.  In today’s society everyone is so busy that the attention to take care of ourselves gets pushed to the back burner.  Take care of you!