Dr. Manpreet Sidhu and Dr. Ann Sherly Varghese - Celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week

HAPPY NATIONAL NURSE PRACTITIONER WEEK!! We have two specials guests to help us celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week, Dr. Manpreet Sidhu and Dr. Ann Sherly Varghese. Dr. Sidhu and Dr. Varghese will help us celebrate Nurse Practitioner week by discussing their nurse practitioners' roles, reflecting on our profession, and how they see the Nurse Practitioner profession in five years and ten years ... plus many more.


Dr. Manpreet Sidhu's interest and expertise is in Emergency Medicine. She is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University San Bernardino and Master of Science in Nursing from University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Sidhu completed her Doctor of Nursing Consortium Program at California State University Fullerton and has presented her doctoral project at several conferences. Her primary research focus is mitigating emergency department (ED) overcrowding to provide optimal care in a timely manner for patients presenting to the ED. She spent most of her clinical career in the ED at LAC+USC medical center. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and several other organizations. She is fluent in four different languages. Her interest includes interior design, traveling, community service and practice of mindfulness. She has volunteered at several national and international organizations. Dr. Sidhu is proud to be teaching at her alma mater in the School of Nursing in UCLA. She has a strong focus on Equity, Inclusion, Racial Justice and Disability Rights. She is the youngest polio survivor in the United States. Despite debilitating post-polio episodes and transitioning from walking unassisted to requiring an electric scooter as a mobility device, she has maintained her fierce passion for the nursing profession and ambition for life-long leaning.


Dr. Ann Sherly Varghese is a national board-certified Nurse Practitioner with her expertise in the adult-geriatric population. She works as a Nephrology NP at Nephrology Associates Medical Group in San Bernardino, California. She immigrated to the US in 2006 before completing her education in Information Technology Engineering, United Kingdom. She pursued her interest in nursing and went to India to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for three years before she followed her further education with a Masters in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Specialization from California State University, Long Beach. She has been working for more than four years as a Nurse practitioner, and in 2019, she attained her doctoral degree in nursing from Southern California University Cohort Program, Long Beach. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the International Honor Society of Nursing. She is preparing to publish and present her quality improvement doctoral project at the American Nephrology Nurses Association. In addition to English, Dr. Sherly speaks Hindi fluently. She enjoys cooking, reading, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Please join us on this unique journey and be a part of the movement that will empower healthcare consumers and providers to advocate for patients and themselves because your voices matter.

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