Shawna H. Wilson, FNP

Shawna H. Wilson, FNP

Shawna Wilson was born in Las Vegas and grew up in Montana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University and then went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. After completion of her Nurse Practitioner program, Shawna was drawn to the rural Alaska village of King Cove. She was interested in the opportunity to practice full scope family medicine in a remote location. This experience led to her move to Anchorage to work with the Alaska Native population at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation. While serving this patient population Shawna found enjoyment in treating patients with spine, musculoskeletal conditions and osteoporosis. In order to pursue this specialty and treat these conditions full time, she moved to Alaska Spine Institute in 2001. Shawna specializes in helping people achieve healthier lifestyles while addressing their musculoskeletal issues.

Shawna lives with her family in Anchorage and enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, hot yoga, pilates and healthy cooking.

Professional Nursing Experience
Joined RMA as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2001
Primary Care Provider, South Central Foundation Family Medicine Clinic, 2000 -2001
Staff RN, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 2000
Family Nurse Practitioner, Site Administrator, and Clinical Instructor, Eastern Aleutian Tribes, King Cove Clinic, 1999 - 2000
James B. Larson, MD, 1997 - 1999; Primary RN Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, 1994 - 1996
Director of Nursing, Valley Health Care Center, 1996 - 1997
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, Surgical ICU, Deaconess - Billings Clinic Health System, 1990 – 1996

Certifications Earned
Federal DEA registered number, 2000 - Present
Alaska Advanced Nurse Practitioner License, 1999 to Present
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified, 1999 to Present
Alaska Nursing License, 1998 to Present
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified, 1994 to 2002
Trauma Nurse Core Course Certified, 1994 - 1996
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified, 1991 - Present
Montana Nursing License, 1990 - 2000
Basic Life Support Certified, 1984 - Present

Honors
Sigma Theta Tau International Member, 1989

Professional Education
Master of Science in Nursing, Gonzaga University, Family Nurse Practitioner Option, 1995 - 1998
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Montana State University, 1985 - 1990
General Studies, Rocky Mountain College, 1983 - 1985

Continuing Education
Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association 21st Annual Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2004
ISIS 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Wailea Maui, Hawaii, 2004
Manage Pain & Protect Against NSAID-Related GI Complications, Anchorage, Alaska, 2004
Spinal Cord Stimulation: Goals of Neuromodulation Therapy, Anchorage, Alaska, 2003
Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association 20th Annual Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2003
Diagnosis and Treatment of Discogenic Back Pain Seminar, The American Academy of Pain Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003
19th Annual Meeting, The American Academy of Pain Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003
4th Annual Men's Healthcare Symposium, Alaska Academy of Family Physicians, Anchorage, Alaska, 2002
Osteoporosis update, Anchorage, Alaska, 2002
Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association 19th Annual Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2002
Neurology for the Non-Specialist, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002
CMEA, Pearls in Family Practice, Anchorage, Alaska, 2001
Diabetes Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000
Northwest Primary Care Conference, Seattle, Washington, 1999 and 2000
Radiological Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000
Alternative Medicine, Billings, Montana, 1998
MAPRNA Annual Conference, Helena, Montana, 1998
Big Sky Pulmonary Conference, Big Sky, Montana, 1998
Montana Health Care Association Spring Conference, Helena, Montana, 1997
Sigma Theta Tau International Member, 1989

Professional Activities
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Department of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Guest Instructor - Musculoskeletal Assessment, 2003-2004
Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association, Treasurer, 2002-present
Preceptor, Family Nurse Practitioner Students, 2000
CMEA, Clinical Pearls in Family Practice, Anchorage, 2001
Diabetes Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000
Northwest Primary Care Conference, Seattle, Washington, 1999 and 2000
Radiological Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000
Effects of Relaxation as an Intervention for Hypertension”, Gonzaga University, 1997 – 2000
Alternative Medicine, Billings, Montana, 1998
Allergy Testing and Immunology”, MAPRNA Annual Conference, Helena, Montana, 1998
Big Sky Pulmonary Conference, Big Sky, Montana, 1998
Montana Health Care Association Spring Conference, Helena, Montana, 1997