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Meghan is a Board Certified Dermatology Nurse Practitioner who has been in practice since 2013. She attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and graduated with honors in 2007. She worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at the UC San Diego Hospital system.

In 2013, she graduated from Northern Illinois University with her Master of Science in Nursing where she earned her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Throughout graduate school, she sought out extra training and rotations with dermatologists to further her knowledge, as she had fallen in love with the specialty.

After graduation, Meghan joined a plastic surgeon who trained her extensively in the art and science of facial anatomy and rejuvenation. As a result, she has a keen artistic eye and a gentle hand when performing procedures.

In 2016, Meghan joined the dermatologists at Advocate Medical Group to combine her love of medical and cosmetic dermatology. She received extensive mentoring and enjoyed seeing a variety of patients. She sat for and passed her Dermatology boards in 2018 – a feat of which she is very proud. There are fewer than 300 Dermatology Certified NPs nationwide!

She joined the Skin Surgery Center in 2021 and enjoys all aspects of dermatological care including medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She is excited to be a part of the Hendersonville community.

Meghan is a member of the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

EDUCATION

Graduate Education:
2010-2013
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
Master of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner
Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Undergraduate:
The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Graduated: December 2007 Cum laude

High School:
1999-2003
Benet Academy, Lisle IL.

APN CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AND ROTATIONS

May-August 2013
Dermatology Internship: (not for academic credit) Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology Associates, Hinsdale and St. Charles, IL Preceptor: Dr. Scott Zahner, MD 10-20 hours/week spent with Dr. Zahner seeing patients, learning procedures, treatments for skin diseases, and observing MOHS surgery

January-April 2013
Women’s Health Internship: WomanCare PC, Palatine, IL Preceptors: Karen Hanson, APN, WHNP and Carl Cucco, MD 200 clinical hours Anticipatory Guidance Project: An Investigation into Hypothyroidism and the Link to Adrenal Stress

August-December 2012
Pediatric Internship: Drs. Nelson and Chavda, Lisle, IL Preceptor: Dr. Martine Nelson, MD 210 clinical hours Anticipatory Guidance Project: Management of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity

January-April 2012
Family Practice Internship: DuPage Medical Group Family Medicine, Woodridge, IL Preceptors: Dr. Dominic Costabile, DO, Dr. Anthony Fernandez, MD, and Dr. Joseph Towers, DO 195 clinical hours Anticipatory Guidance Project: The Treatment of Acne: Current  Practice and Recommendations

WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2016-Current
Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner, Advocate Medical Aurora, IL.

Care for patients in a large, multispecialty clinic alongside 5 dermatologists. Provide comprehensive dermatological care to patients of all ages. Exclusively trained and mentored by board certified dermatologist Dr. Fred Kemp, who has over 38 years’ experience as a practicing dermatologist. Assess and treat patients for a variety of dermatological conditions. Independently perform biopsies, minor surgical procedures, treatment for skin cancer, cryosurgery, aesthetic and medical injections and laser treatments including pulse dye, KTP, and Nd:YAG for vascular and pigmented lesions. Order and interpret laboratory testing and pathology.

December 2014-September 2016
Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Dermatique Laser and Skin Geneva, IL.
Independently assess and treat patients seeking cosmetic dermatology therapies. Extensive experience in advanced dermal filler techniques including the use of blunt tip microcannulas. Proficient with Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Kybella, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra, sclerotherapy, laser vein treatments, Intense Pulsed Light, skin resurfacing, cryotherapy, and medical grade skin care products.

November 2013-November 2014
Nurse Practitioner, American Laser Skincare, Naperville IL.
Perform physical examinations, obtain health histories, and provide health clearance for patients to receive cosmetic therapies. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team to ensure patient safety. Participated in extensive training program supervised by Dr. Kevin Haddle for injectables; independently assess and treat aesthetic injectable patients. Experienced and proficient in lasers including Alexandrite and Nd: YAG lasers, fractional laser resurfacing, IPL devices, Hydrafacial and chemical peels.

August 2010-January 2015
Certified Registered Nurse (RNC-NIC), Neonatal ICU, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL.
Provide family-centered nursing care in level III NICU for neonates with complex medical diagnoses. Manage and implement care for neonates requiring mechanical ventilation, central line access, chest tubes, and surgical care. Attend high-risk deliveries; provide neonatal resuscitation. Certified Neonatal Transport RN, respond to transport needs from sister hospitals, provide for safe transport of sick neonates to higher level of care. Coordinate and supervise RN staff and patient care as Unit Charge Nurse.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology Nursing Certification Board, current
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, Certification #2013002672, current
  • Advanced Practice Nurse, Illinois license #209.010923, current
  • DEA license, current
  • Registered Nurse, Illinois license #041.387682, current
  • Registered Nurse, North Carolina license #290181, current

PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Specialty Practice Group
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Omega Chapter
  • Extraordinary Minister, Saints Peter and Paul Church, Naperville IL
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