Jordana always knew that healthcare was her calling. Her desire is to care for patients with the goal of improving quality of life.
She started her health care career in high school working as a dental assistant. As a graduate with honors, she attended University of Detroit Mercy with a Scholars Scholarship. In 2006, Jordana earned a Bachelors in Nursing with honors and accepted a nursing position in the MICU as a Staff RN. She quickly became a unit leader as a charge RN and Nurse preceptor, obtaining further certifications as a Critical care RN (CCRN), an ACLS and BLS instructor. She’s lectured for the CCRN review at Sinai Grace Hospital.
In 2009, she accepted a Michigan Nursing Corps Scholarship to Wayne State University, graduating with honors with a Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) degree and a certificate in nursing education. She began her NP career in Interventional and Chronic Pain management with a focused specialty on patient education as it relates to chronic pain, spinal procedures, and pain medication administration. She is proficient in managing chronic spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease and other myofascial and spinal pain presentations with a proficiency at Intrathecal pain pump management and programming.
In 2013, Jordana accepted a palliative care NP position at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital. In this role she focused on interventional and aggressive pain management as well as chronic disease education. She obtained her certification as a Pain RN (RN-BC) as well as her Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Nurse certification (ACHPN). While at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, she continued her education career with positions as an adjunct nursing professor at Oakland Community College and Henry Ford Community College. Participating in research studies in the hospital, she’s published in the Boston Medical Journal as a co-author.
In 2014, she accepted a position in internal medicine and geriatrics with IPC the Hospitalist company. This allowed her to use her pain management experience with acute and chronic presentations and expand her Medical ICU knowledge into internal medicine. In 2015, she was recruited by a PM & R practice, positioning herself to expand her pain management experience into the realm of functionality, with a focus on physical therapy and sports medicine.
Jordana continues to make her focus patient education as it relates to their diagnoses and treatment plan. She strives to create an environment where questions are encouraged and patients feel that their concerns are heard and addressed. Jordana continues to increase her experience and education into the field of neurosurgery.