Natoya Caston MSN, APRN, FNP-C is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi College in 2008. Desiring more autonomy in actively managing patients, she decided to further her education by obtaining her Masters of Science in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University in 2017. She has an extensive background in pediatric primary care, as well as family medicine. Her interests include chronic disease management across the lifespan, including, but not limited to, hypertension, diabetes, and HIV.
What inspired you to become a Nurse Practitioner?
“I was inspired to become a nurse during my early childhood years. Growing up in Mississippi, I witnessed firsthand the high rates of chronic diseases and lack of improvement in rates. After obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and practicing for years, I desired more autonomy in actively managing patients, so I made a decision to further my career by obtaining my Master of Science in Nursing.”
What is your philosophy on patient care?
“My philosophy on patient care is to provide quality care the patient needs when the patient needs it, in a safe and effective manner. I believe that the patient should be actively engaged and involved in every aspect of care. Giving quality patient care can have a positive effect on health outcomes. It contributes to a more positive patient experience and can improve the physical and mental quality of life.”
What made you interested in St. Hope?
“In my endeavor to increase my clinical knowledge in infectious diseases and chronic disease management, I was drawn to St. Hope Foundation, as they serve patients from various disease states that include, but not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and obesity.”