Patricia Mackey earned an Associate of Science degree in Nursing at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, NY in 1995. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY in 1997, and a Master’s degree in Nursing/FNP Certification from Russell Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY in 2000. In December 2017, Patricia will graduate from University of Colorado, Denver with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. Patricia became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 1999, and board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management in 2004, and has specialized in diabetes care across the lifespan for 20 years.
Patricia is currently employed as a Nurse Practitioner in the Endocrinology division of Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and an adjunct faculty at the College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University.
Patricia’s DNP project was entitled “Increasing Secondary Fragility Fracture Prevention in Patients > 50 years Old” which was a quality improvement initiative completed at Mayo Clinic. The project was designed with a primary aim of increasing the number of identified patients with acute fragility fractures upon admission to the Mayo Clinic hospital through the development of a new fracture registry that is now useful enterprise-wide. While working on this capstone project, to further advance her education and expertise in this area, Patricia acquired Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) certification by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and she and a colleague published a manuscript in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners entitled “Osteoporosis: A Therapeutic Update”. Her project not only aligned with Mayo Clinic’s strategic goals and values, but also with the national Healthy People 2020 goals by providing education and increasing awareness for injury and fall prevention, and improving the health function and quality of life of older adults.
Patricia aspires to be a life-long learner. Her career goals include staying current in clinical practice that applies evidence-based care to nursing, and promoting continued education and research to expand nursing knowledge. Patricia seeks to be a vital part of educating tomorrow’s workforce, and mentoring others to create dynamic role models and leaders in the field of nursing that will optimize healthcare not only for our communities here locally in Arizona, but elsewhere in the nation.
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