Patricia Warring has been a registered nurse since graduating from Missouri Western State College in 1990 with a BSN degree. She earned an MSN from Valparaiso University in the clinical nurse specialist role, adult health.
Patricia’s clinical nursing experience includes five years of medical/surgical/oncology in an acute care setting in the role of staff nurse and supervisor. The past 23 years have been spent as a hospice/palliative care nurse in both in-home and in-patient settings. She has a special passion for pain and symptom control for these patients. Her interest in this area has led her to develop and present educational courses for nurses and staffs at a local, state, and national level. She has co-authored a chapter in a national award winning gerontology textbook on end-of-life care based on competencies in nursing. Patricia was a certified Hospice Specialist for 16 years. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at a local university.