Frances E. Burkholder, CRNP
Fran graduated from the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio with a bachelor of science in Nursing, and from the University of Maryland with a master of science in Medical-Surgical Nursing. She completed the Widener University Nurse Practitioner Program in 1997. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Fran assists in the care of the pre-operative and post-operative patients who undergo bariatric/minimally invasive surgery. This includes placing orders, providing care, documenting care, and assisting with discharge instructions/home care arrangements. Fran coordinates home care for patients with extended care needs and answers phone calls from discharged patients. Fran also arranges for patient tests and procedures according to surgeon request. Fran has been with the Penn State Hershey Medical Center since 1998, joining the team in September, 2005.