Alicia Fields, DNP, FNP-C, RYT of Washington received a specialty certificate
in endocrinology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Fields
is the first nurse practitioner in Indiana to successfully complete this program.
In 2016, Duke University launched the first endocrinology specialty in
the United States for nurse practitioners. Duke University School of Nursing
recently received multiple high rankings in the 2020 editions of U.S.
News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings including #2 best
graduate nursing school.
The endocrinology specialty offers nurse practitioners the opportunity
to have advanced training in the care of individuals with diabetes and
other endocrine conditions. The distance-based coursework includes evidence-based
guidelines from the American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society and
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, incorporating the latest
knowledge in the field. On-campus intensives provide nurse practitioners
with the opportunity to engage with faculty and practicing clinicians
and inquire about novel research and innovative practice. A synthesis
course allows nurse practitioners to work directly with clinicians practicing
in endocrinology across a variety of clinical settings.
Fields is a board-certified family nurse practitioner employed by Daviess
Community Hospital and currently works at the Lohano Center for Advanced
Medicine as well as the DCH Quick Care Clinic. She started at Daviess
Community Hospital as a high school intern and has been employed by Daviess
Community Hospital her entire career in nursing. She obtained her associate
and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Vincennes University graduating
summa cum laude. She then obtained a master’s degree in nursing
from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and a doctorate in nursing
practice from Frontier Nursing University. She is a member of numerous
professional organizations at both the national and local level. She serves
as a board member for the Endocrine Nurses Society and the Daviess Community
Hospital Foundation. She is a lifelong resident of Daviess County.
Fields, in collaboration with board-certified endocrinologist Dr. Vasdev
Lohano, treats a variety of endocrine conditions including diabetes, thyroid
disorders, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, male and female hormone disorders,
pituitary disorders, and adrenal disorders. To learn more, call 812-254-2250.