Advanced training key to nursing growth

HEALTH MATTERS: Dr. Al Kurose, CEO of Coastal Medical in Providence, on right, talks recently with the new wellness clinical team about the value of their Medicare Annual Wellness Visit center, which opened in March. The team includes, from left, nurse practitioner Christina Botelho and pharmacist Elyse Leandro. / COURTESY BILL GALLERY
HEALTH MATTERS: Dr. Al Kurose, CEO of Coastal Medical in Providence, on right, talks recently with the new wellness clinical team about the value of their Medicare Annual Wellness Visit center, which opened in March. The team includes, from left, nurse practitioner Christina Botelho and pharmacist Elyse Leandro. / COURTESY BILL GALLERY
Christina Botelho spent 7½ years as a nurse at The Miriam Hospital caring for some of the sickest patients, but today she is a family nurse practitioner at an independent group practice. At the end of 2012, Botelho graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a master’s degree in nursing and was board certified…

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