Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Kansas State University
Family Nurse Practitioner Sarah Bakri is a new primary care provider in the walk-in clinic in Atchison. Prior to joining our primary care team, Sarah spent her nursing career caring for pediatric patients with diverse healthcare needs, providing care for newborns through early adulthood. She is excited to return to her hometown of Atchison and expand her focus to caring for patients of all ages.
On Choosing Atchison Hospital & Clinics…
Sarah chose to work at Atchison Hospital & Clinics because of the people and the community. Having performed the bulk of her graduate clinical rotations with Atchison Hospital & Clinics, Sarah was well-acquainted with the hard-working and dedicated individuals who serve on the primary care team. As an Atchison native, Sarah knew that Atchison is an exceptional community in which to serve.
On choosing to become a DNP…
Sarah decided to become a nurse practitioner after spending three years living in Angola, a country on the western coast of Africa. Seeing the state of healthcare in a third-world country inspired her to go back to school to earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
On being patient-centered…
At Atchison Hospital & Clinics, we focus on patient-centered care. We ask each of our providers to tell us what being patient-centered means to them personally.
“To me, patient-centered care means working as a team with the patient to ensure that they receive high-quality care that is tailored to fit their personal beliefs, values, and lives.”
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kansas State University. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, all from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
In her spare time…
“I haven’t had much down time over the past few years while I’ve been in school and am looking forward to enjoying free time again,” said Sarah. “When I do get some free time, I enjoy spending it with family. We spend a lot of time outdoors whether it is swimming, going on walks, or working in the garden.”
On community service…
“As an Atchison native and someone who grew up volunteering in the community,” said Sarah,”I am looking forward to getting more involved now that I’m done with school.”
Sarah and her husband Adam have two children, five-year-old Monroe and two-year-old Ramzia, and a rescue pup named Ghost.