Natalie Scott, APRN-CNP, specializes in acute care in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) at the Oklahoma Heart Institute hospital. “I have always enjoyed cardiology and critical care. The CVICU is the perfect place for both,” she said.
Natalie got into health care because she wants to make a difference and impact in people’s lives. She says, “Working in critical care, we see people that are scared and vulnerable. It can be a tough time in a patient's life.” Natalie adds, “I strive to be supporting, comforting and honest during their stay. I aim to have a trusting and respectful relationship with my patients so that their mind is at ease and they don't have to be concerned about the care they are receiving.”
When working with Natalie, she will make sure patients and their families are informed and actively involved in the decision-making process. “I encourage question asking. If they do not agree with something, I encourage them to speak up. We are a team and are working together toward the individual goal for the patient. Each patient encounter is unique and needs to be treated so,” she said.
Natalie graduated in 2018 from the University of South Alabama with a Master of Science in nursing degree from the adult gerontology acute care program. In 2014, she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In 2010, she graduated from Connors State College with an associate degree in nursing (ADN).
In her free time, Natalie likes to workout, read and play outside with her four dogs.