Loren Abernathy, RN, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Loren Abernathy, RN, PNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner who joined Ranken Jordan in 2020. Prior to joining Ranken Jordan, Loren was a pediatric nurse practitioner at the University of Missouri Columbia in the ENT department and gained knowledge in treating a variety of ENT issues such as, recurrent otitis media, myringotomy tubes, sleep disordered breathing, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. She has particularly interest in treating children with tracheostomy dependence.
She brings more than 7 years of experience working in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as well as specialty care clinics as a registered nurse at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
While pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing from University of Missouri–St. Louis, Loren studied for two weeks in Germany, Switzerland and France to focus on international health care issues related to nursing. She graduated with Cum Laude honors.
Six years later, she began working on her masters of pediatric nurse practitioner at Maryville University where she graduated with magna cum laude honors in 2018.
As a testimony to her compassion and dedication as a nurse, Loren has been nominated for the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses three times.