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Shayla Sanders, ARNP, FNP-BC  – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Rheumatology in Pollock, Missouri.

Shayla Sanders

Member Biography

Shayla Sanders is a healthcare professional and licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (A.R.N.P.) practicing in Missouri and Iowa.  She has over 10 years of experience in diverse settings in rural health care. Throughout her career, she has exhibited outstanding oral, written and hands on skills and has demonstrated strong problem solving abilities.

She is a team player who works effectively with professionals of diverse backgrounds to develop excellence in healthcare.  She has recently opened Rheumatology Clinics at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, IA and Monroe County Hospital in Albia, IA.

“All of the patients simply love Shayla and the staff find her a joy to work with” stated Mike Thomas, Associate Administrator at Wayne County Hospital, “We are extremely glad she has joined us at Wayne County”.

She also has Rheumatology clinics in at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua, IA and Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield IA.

Shayla Sanders began her career as a registered nurse working in acute and emergency care in a critical access hospital. She later expanded her career into administration while finishing her Masters of Science in Nursing at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She went on to become Board Certified as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner.

Once board certified she chose to specialize in Rheumatology and completed a year rotation with Dr. Robert Jackson as well as completing  her Advanced Rheumatology Course through the American College of Rheumatology. Since her initial experience in Rheumatology, Shayla has effectively initiated her own independent leading edge rheumatology clinics which have benefited the communities that she serves.

Shayla lives in Pollock, MO with her husband and children. She commutes to several additional locations in Iowa and Missouri to assist in providing access to Rheumatology services in under served areas.

  • Certifications
  • Education
  • ANCC FNP-BC
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - MO
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - IL
  • Registered Nurse
  • BLS provider
  • ACLS provider

MSN - 2014
MCPHS University - Worcester, MA

BSN -2011
University of Central Missouri -Warrensburg, MO

ADN - 2005
North Central Missouri College - Trenton, MO

LPN - 2004
Indian Hills Community College - Centerville, IA

Volunteer Experience

  • Member of Putnam County Partners in Prevention (PCPP) – assist with the annual county and school flu clinics, prescription take back day, health fair, daddy daughter dance, mother son hike
  • CHART member for the ACHIEVE grant Putnam County was awarded in 2010 – assist with projects to make Putnam County healthier and more livable, such as: smoking cessation programs and no tobacco policies, more bike trails and sidewalks, healthier choices of food and beverages being offered at functions, improvements in local park
  • First Aid training for the local Cub Scouts 2012 in Unionville, MO
  • Milan C-2 School Health Screening 2007 in Milan, MO

Shayla Sanders

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Facilities Served

Davis County Hospital MercyOne Centerville Medical Center Monroe County Hospital Van Buren County Hospital Wayne County Hospital

Clinical Focus

  • Rheumatology

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