Bloomsdale Walk-In Clinic adds new practitioner
The Bloomsdale Family Health Care Walk-In Clinic has a new face—Jacqueline Wolk, MSN, APRN, FNP-C.
Wolk has been a nurse for seven years having worked on the neuro-surgical floor at Mercy Medical Center for six years and in the ER at Mercy Jefferson. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner program this past May at Maryville University.
“I wanted to be a nurse practitioner so I could help my patients more with their medical decisions and help them achieve their health goals,” she said. “I want to be able to establish a relationship with them and decide on health plans together.”
It was Jacqueline’s mom who thought nursing would be a great career, but Jacqueline wasn’t sold until she got to know some nurses.
“When my brother was born he was premature and was in the hospital for a long time,” she explained. “So at that point I saw how the nurses were caring for not just him, but my parents, too. They made us feel really special. That’s when I knew I wanted to be a nurse. I worked in a nursing home for a while. That was difficult work, but by doing that and still wanting to go into nursing, I knew I had chosen the right career path.”
Jacqueline did a lot of her clinical rotations at SGCMH and worked with several of our nurse practitioners.
“I really like the small town feel here,” she said. “It’s a lot different than working in St. Louis. The patient interaction is much more personal. I’ve found everyone to be very friendly here.”
One of Jacqueline’s hobbies is using her Cricket machine to make t-shirts and things for the kids. She likes crafting, running and spending time with her family.
When asked about any hidden talents, Jacqueline replied, “I don’t think I have any unless you count juggling four kids, ages 13, 6, 4 and 20 months.”
Jacqueline’s husband, Derrick, is a physical therapist at Axes Physical Therapy in Farmington.
Jacqueline is working a little more than part-time at the Bloomsdale Walk-In Clinic, a position she’s excited to have.