Amy Foster, MSN, AGACNP-BC
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Amy L. Foster, MSN, AGACNP-BC, RN

Amy’s love for nursing and medicine began when she became a critical care nurse in the Medical-Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Chippenham Hospital. The demands of high acuity patients and how the disease process affected each patient differently intrigued her to continue her pursuit in being able to provide the best possible care to her patients. She studied and became a certified critical care registered nurse, as well as, gaining certification in core trauma nursing. Through the experience of taking care of the sickest and most vulnerable of patients, she realized she wanted to do more and learn more. Amy decided to go back to school at VCU to work on her Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus on Adult – Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She wanted to continue to learn about disease processes and how they often times affect patients very differently.  She was eager to collaborate with other providers to create the best-individualized medical treatment plans for patients with complex care needs.  She started her NP career at Richmond Gastroenterology Associates where she was for 4 years. She is currently a practicing nurse practitioner with Palliative Care at Johnston Willis Hospital. She considers Palliative Care her lock and key in life, as she believes there is far too much unnecessary suffering in this world. She has training in acute care, gerontology, gastroenterology, palliative and hospice medicine.  She grew up in Arkansas but has lived in Virginia for 18 years. She currently lives in Midlothian, VA, with her boyfriend and two sons and enjoys spending time with family and friends.