Laura Akers is a cardiology nurse practitioner with Bayfront Health Medical Group Cardiovascular. She has cared for cardiac patients since 1997, and her expertise includes:
- Managing acute and chronic cardiac conditions
- Conducting stress tests
- Educating patients about illness and care
Laura believes compassion is an important factor in providing the best possible care for her patients.
Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and Master of Science in nursing (MSN) at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Laura’s healthcare background includes serving as a flight nurse for five years, providing emergency care to critically ill patients in out-of-hospital environments.
She is certified as an acute care nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in Florida.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys studying social anthropology, reading historical fiction and listening to music.