Nursing Is a Family Heritage

Austin Regional Clinic is happy to announce that Jessica Darnutzer, MSN, RN, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology, has joined the team at ARC Far West Medical Tower.

Ms. Darnutzer joins Parul M. Desai, MD, at the clinic to provide expanded Cardiology services.

Explaining why she was drawn to nursing, Jessica says, “Being a nurse is a heritable trait in my family, ever since my great-grandmother trained in the 1920’s in Yoakum, Texas. I officially began my career working as a nurse’s aide at age 19, which confirmed to me that the bedside is where I belong.”

Jessica says that her approach to treating patients is to meet each patient where they are, and caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. “As a nurse practitioner, I aim to connect with patients and to partner with them to achieve their goals of what health means to them.”

When asked for her advice for patients, Jessica has one succinct tip – Keep moving!

Jessica Darnutzer is a native Texan, raised in Texarkana. When she is not at work, she enjoys impromptu kitchen dance parties with her two small daughters, “banging away on my baby grand piano,” Ballet Austin performances with her husband, tap-dancing lessons, and “chipping away at the ever-growing pile of novels on my bedside table!” Her favorite Central Texas locale is, naturally, the Long Center, watching Ballet Austin.

Welcome to Austin Regional Clinic, Jessica Darnutzer!

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