Get to know our Southwest Region Co-Director, Deborah Matosky, MS, APRN, FNP-BC. Deborah works at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

What led to your career as an APRN?
I was looking to expand my practice capabilities and help direct patient care.

When did you become an OAAPN member? Why?
I became a member initially in 2003 to offer support to this forward thinking group of professionals who are dedicated to the expansion of Advance Practice Nursing in Ohio.

What is your best advice for APRN students and recent college grads looking for their first job?
Take your time and investigate practices that you are considering. Be confident in your skill and know your scope of practice. Most importantly, develop a group of APRN resources that you can reach out to when you need advice.