Meet Jennifer L. Dao, MSN, APRN
My first experience with HRPC was in 2016 as a patient. I was very impressed with my care and knew I wanted to join the practice. Since then, I've had another baby. I'm thankful HRPC helped me have two healthy pregnancies with type 1 diabetes.
I believe good things can come from bad experiences. When I was a freshman in college, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I saw firsthand how fragmented the healthcare system was and how people were losing their identities to this disease. While I was hospitalized with complications from diabetes, the people who cared for me the most were the nurses. They sat down, took time to talk with me, and showed me empathy. It was a life altering experience and I changed my major to nursing because of it. I went on to become a nurse practitioner so I could not only care for patients, but also treat them. I could not have made a better career choice.
At the High Risk Pregnancy Center, I work with our patients who have diabetes. I take a collaborative approach to care, teaching you what you need to know to adapt your lifestyle for the best outcome for you and your baby. I understand that managing diabetes is hard and I try to be both your information resource and cheerleader. I try to be honest, holistic, and compassionate because I know where you are coming from. I’ve been there and know that with the right care, you can achieve your dream.
Jennifer worked as an RN at Valley Hospital before finishing her Master’s degree and joining the High Risk Pregnancy Center in 2017.
Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC Board Certified, CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist) and BC-ADM (Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management)
MS: University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing, Las Vegas, NV
BS: Magna Cum Laude, University of Nevada–Las Vegas School of Nursing, Las Vegas, NV
Honors: Clark County Medical Society Alliance Merit Award, 2012; Harry and Rebecca Lahr Foundation Scholarship Recipient December 2016; March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalist, 2013; University of Nevada–Las Vegas Clinical Excellence Award, 2012; Valley Hospital “Star of the Year” Award, 2013