Colorectal Surgery Nurse Practitioner in Newport News, Virginia
Stephanie Cox, MSN, NP earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner concentration from Walden University in 2020. With more than a decade of experience in medicine, she has worked as a in various healthcare fields as a registered nurse, including family medicine, primary care, and a hospital setting, where she administered care to surgical, cardiac, and respiratory patients. Stephanie joined TPMG Center for Colorectal Surgery in 2021.
Even before her medical training, Stephanie has always been a nurturer. After her last child was born, she felt called to the nursing field and her exposure to multiple groups of people during her training and education helped Stephanie realize her calling.
Stephanie believes it is extremely important to be a great listener for her patients. By paying close attention, she can focus on how best to serve them as a nurse. She also advocates for patient education. Oftentimes, patients can feel like their health care is something out of their control; however those who are well-informed are better equipped to take care of themselves and their family. She also strives to maintain patient relationships built on mutual trust and respect. These values inform every decision Stephanie makes and govern all of her patient interactions.
Those who have concerns about their health can reach out to Stephanie for advice or care. Each patient is given individualized attention and guidance based on their unique health goals. Finding various ways to help patients reach their optimal health is paramount to her philosophy of care. She seeks to treat each of her patients with dignity, respect, and compassion.
Stephanie is trained to care for a variety of conditions. She treats mainly critically ill patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for conditions ranging from pre-and-post-surgical treatment, acute or chronic kidney injury, sepsis, COVID-19 with hypoxia, and any other conditions that are critical and require consistent monitoring. She has a particular medical interest in surgical, gastrointestinal, and nephrology.
Stephanie is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). She also values education and imparting knowledge on future medical professionals. She served as preceptor for new nurses in a critical care environment.
As a city girl by heart, Stephanie loves the Hampton Roads community. When she isn’t seeing patients, she enjoys photography, art, decorating, shopping and renovation projects. Stephanie also enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and attending her son’s football games.
Graduate: Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, Walden University
Certification: Nurse Practitioner
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)