Dr. Mary Rockefeller DNP, FNP-C
Dr. Mary Rockefeller pursued a nursing carrier during her teenage years and began her nursing carrier as an auxiliary nurse rendering help to the elderly and underserved population in the community. Dr. Rockefeller’s passion in nursing grew, and she decided to advance her knowledge and skills in nursing where she can provide evidenced based medical care to patients.
Dr. Rockefeller enrolled in a nursing school and completed her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Howard University graduating with honors in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Rockefeller was immediately hired as Medical-Surgical Oncology RN Nurse at Adventist Hospital. She also worked at the long-term facility Army Retirement Home in DC. At Rock Creek manor, she worked as a unit manager, eventually she was promoted to a supervisor. Dr. Rockefeller supervised nurses’ care rendered to the elderly patients and proved adequate nursing coverage to facility with 117 residents.
In 2009, Dr. Rockefeller was appointed by Major Adrian Fenty and she served District of Columbia Board of Nursing for three years. She has served as a board member and contributed in written the protocols for nurses (Nursing Scope of Practice), and evaluated nursing school curriculums and standards to ensure the school meet accreditation. She also was a member of DC Area Health Scholars where she volunteered and participated in many community health fairs screenings and provided preventive health teaching.
Few years later, Dr. Rockefeller went back to school and completed Nurse Practitioner/MSN program at Howard University School of Medicine / Allied Health in 2013. Dr. Rockefeller has worked in the diverse settings including correctional medicine/ Psychiatrist /Internal Medicine/Primary Care/ long term facility/ Occupational Health and acute care hospital since graduating. Dr Rockefeller has acquired wealth of clinical experiences that positively impact patients’ lives. To acquire more theoretical knowledge and expertise in medicine, Dr. Rockefeller completed her graduate studies in Doctor of Nursing Practice at Grand Canyon University in 2019.