Mercy Clinic Welcomes Nurse Practitioner

November 19, 2012

Leigh Scharff, APRN-FNP

Mercy Clinic Fort Scott announces Leigh Scharff, APRN-FNP, has joined the practice full-time as of November 12. Scharff’s primary responsibilities include nurse practitioner coverage at Mercy Clinic locations including the two Mercy Convenient Care Clinics.

Scharff’s clinical experience includes Nursing Administrator/Relief Supervisor and Staff Nurse at Allen County Hospital, Office Nurse at Allen County Family Practice as well as Nursing Instructor at Neosho Community College in Chanute.

She is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and is board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Scharff holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Advanced Fetal Monitoring (AWOHNN).

“As a nurse practitioner, I work as a partner with my patients, guiding them to make health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices,” said Scharff.  “I am excited and look forward to becoming informed, in touch and involved in my patient’s health care at Mercy.”

Scharff earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing and Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Pittsburg State University.

She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National League of Nurses, and the Kansas Association of Student Nurses as a Faculty Representative.

Scharff resides in rural Allen County.

For more information or to contact Leigh, call Mercy Clinic at 620-223-8040 or toll-free at 888-637-2937.

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