Dawn Simpson joined the Intermountain Healthcare clinic in Pahrump as a family nurse practitioner.
Ms. Simpson enjoys working with new diabetics and seeing their health improve as they embrace the changes and building their confidence in their own abilities to take control by putting the effort into their own care, emphasizing preventive care and natural solutions as much as possible.
She began her healthcare journey at age 12 as a volunteer in a mission hospital during the summers, where she discovered she enjoyed helping people in their hour of need. She went on to attend classes in pre-nursing after high school while working as a CNA. She earned her MA certificate and worked for a while. She returned to nursing school five years later and graduated with her BSN. For the next 25 years, she worked in many aspects of nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum, and nursery. She served as a nurse manager and nurse educator for a time, and then decided to pursue her family nurse practitioner degree while on a medical mission trip to Ecuador.
Ms. Simpson has presented lectures and courses for professional groups on cultural diversity in nursing and neonatal resuscitation.