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Luminita D. Alavanza, MSN
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Last Login:
August 8, 2021
Member Since:
July 29, 2019
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Nursing Title
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Certified
Job Title
AGNP-C
Current Nursing Specialization
Pain Management, Psychiatric Wellness
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
Inland Pain Specialists
Years in Nursing
8
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
Pain managemen, and psychiatric wellness in the undeserved populations in the Inland Empire communities.
Brief summary of your nursing background
Psychiatric behavioral health outpatient and inpatient facilities, and ECT specialized therapy.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
I want to be the change, a role model of hope, health, and wellness that I want to see in our community.
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
God, prayer and working with Dr. Nikan Khatibi, who is an excellent physician, mentor, and preceptor to students. Luminita always worked in the hospital setting, she started in medical records and saw how the nurses interacted with patients and knew she did not want to spend her career behind a desk and that she wanted to help people hands-on.
What motivates you at the start of each day?
My day starts with pray for my family, clients, and my work family. Each day I strive to be a source of a light of hope, inspiration, and educational source to all that I meet throughout my day.
How do you make a difference in the lives of your patients?
Therapeutic communication is essential to developing rapport between client-practitioner. Warm and genuine communication without bias is the vital foundation. In pain management as well as behavioral mental health clients want to be heard, especially seen as a person not just another client.
University - Bachelor's
Lanao School of Science and Technology
Bachelor's Degree In
BSN
Grad Date - Bachelor's Degree
2010
University - Master's
University of Phoenix; South University
Master's Degree In
MSN-EDU; AGNP
Grad Date - Master's Degree
2013
Certificates
APRN- [Advanced Practice Registered Nurse], BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), CANP - Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, CNE - Certified Nurse Educator, CNP - Certified Nurse Practitioner, CPRC - CPR Certification, GNP - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, MHN - Mental Health Nurse - Registered Nurse Endorsed to practice Advanced nursing in Mental Health, MSN (Master of Science in Nursing), RN (Registered Nurse), RPN - Registered Psychiatric Nurse
1 - Professional Society Membership
California Association for Nurse Practitioners
2 - Professional Society Membership
Sigma Theta Tau
3 - Professional Society Membership
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
4 - Professional Society Membership
American Psychiatric Nurse Association
Volunteering and Causes - Charitable Organizations
Community Health and Wellness Fairs
Languages
Romanian, English
Favorite place to vacation
Hawaii
Hobbies / Sports
Cross stitch, cooking, biking, and hiking
Place of birth
Romania
More About Me
Luminita D. Alavanza, MSN-EDU, AGNP-C is an Adult-Gerontology
Nurse Practitioner currently serving patients at Inland Pain Specialists and Psychiatric Wellness located in
California and specializes in Pain Management and Psychiatric
Wellness. Luminita earned her Bachelor’s degree from Lanao School of Science and Technology, Philippines followed by her Master’s degree in Nursing from University of Phoenix
and her Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degree from South University. In
order to remain up to date in her field, she maintains a professional
membership with the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta
Tau, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and American Psychiatric Nurse Association. The main thing Luminita
attributes her career success to is God, prayer and working with exceptional mentors and Dr. Nikan Khatibi, who is an excellent accomplished physician, humanitarian, and professor. Luminita always
worked in the hospital setting, she started in medical records and saw how the
nurses interacted with patients and knew she did not want to spend her career
behind a desk and that she wanted to help people hands-on. Be the change you want to see in the world - Ghandi
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