Andrea Wall, MSN
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"My goal is to be a familiar face that my patients know they will see daily."
- Andrea Wall, MSN
- Master of Science in Nursing, Acute Care - University of New Mexico
- Master of Science in Nursing, Family Practice - Graceland University
Practicing Since: 1988
For nurse practitioner Andrea Wall, being a reassuring presence is one of the most important aspects of her job. “My goal is to be a familiar face that my patients know they will see daily,” she says.
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Wall assists surgical teams during operations, and in the care of patients in the ICU and elsewhere following surgical procedures. Providing nursing care for individuals who are very ill and undergoing serious procedures, Wall makes sure that her patients understand medical terminology and are kept up-to-date about their progress every day.
Wall earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1990 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In 2002, she became a registered nurse first assistant through the National Institute for First Assisting in Denver.
In 2005, Wall earned a Master of Science in Nursing (focused on acute care) from the University of New Mexico. She then earned a Master of Science in Nursing (focused on family practice) at Graceland University in Independence, MO in 2008.
At CTCA, Wall ensures that patients focus on their short-term recovery, in addition to their long-term outcomes, by teaching them about proper wound care, the importance of activity, proper nutrition, and other important issues. Her main goal, she says, “is to make sure that patients who are having surgery at CTCA are given a good opportunity to recover from the surgery.”