Laura J. Jorgensen, APN
Specialties: Family Medicine
Medical Education Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)
Board Certification(s) American Nurses Credentialing Center
Professional Certification(s) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS)
Areas of Expertise Preventive Care
Professional Memberships American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Publications View PubMed List
Laura grew up in Carpentersville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. She says her hometown is a tight-knit community where people are always willing to help each other. Perhaps this explains, in part, why she has always liked to care for people and why the OSF HealthCare Mission, “to serve with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the gift of life,” resonates so well with her.
While she has always enjoyed caring for others, it was the great care she received from a hospital staff when a close family member passed away that helped Laura realize she wanted to pursue a career in health care.
She chose to specialize in family medicine because she loves working with people of all ages. She takes a collaborative approach to health care, working together with the rest of the staff at her facility, as well as with her patients.
“I like to listen to my patients’ needs and work together to come up with a plan we both agree on,” Laura says. “I like to think that an appointment is a great opportunity for team work.”
When she’s not caring for patients, she enjoys running, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.