By Annie Bennett, PNP
I grew up in Washington, Missouri, where I first developed my passion for caring for children. I volunteered at the local hospital reading to children prior to their doctors visits. I then went to the University of Missouri to study nursing and graduated with my BSN in 2014.
My first nursing job was at University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital where I worked for one year before moving to Kansas City. After moving to Kansas City, I accepted a job at Children’s Mercy Hospital on a medical surgical floor specializing in neurology, endocrinology, and cystic fibrosis. Once at Children’s Mercy, I decided I wanted to return to school to become a nurse practitioner in order to further help the children and families in the Kansas City area. I graduated as a pediatric nurse practitioner in December of 2018 and began working with Blue Springs Pediatrics in January of 2019.
I met my husband, Reese, while in nursing school, and we were married at the Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri, in 2016.
Reese is an outpatient physical therapist with Athletico Physical Therapy. We currently live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Together we enjoy traveling to new and exciting destinations. In the past year we have been to Costa Rica, the Bahamas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Hiking through the rain forest and zip lining through mountainous Costa Rica has been our favorite trip so far.
Reese and I also enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have an identical twin sister who lives in Lee’s Summit. In addition, my husband and I enjoy cheering on the Mizzou Tigers, Royals, and Chiefs. Personally I enjoy reading in my spare time. The Harry Potter books are my favorite.
I love working with pediatric patients of all ages and enjoy educating patients and families. Increasing health literacy and empowering patients and families to manage their health is my passion. I look forward to promoting health and wellness in the greater Blue Springs area.