About Heather Franz, MSN, APRN
Heather Franz, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Heather began her nursing career in 2011 as a hospital RN on the Medical-Surgical-Neurology floor. While working as an RN, she pursued an advanced degree in nursing. Heather received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2014. Heather then received her Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license from the Texas Board of Nursing in 2014, and her Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2014. Since 2014, Heather has specialized in both gastroenterology and urology care for adult and geriatric patients and has provided care to patients in both the hospital and outpatient clinic settings.
As an advanced practice provider (APP) with ADC, she is fully licensed to evaluate, diagnose, prescribe medications, manage treatment, and perform certain clinical procedures for our patients. She works closely with Dr. Pearson and Dr. Le in the ADC Urology department and sees patients at our North Clinic located within North Austin Medical Center.
Heather’s approach focuses on listening to patients and seeking to understand each patient’s concerns. She forms partnerships with patients to support and guide them toward better health, in keeping with their individual preferences, needs, and values. She always has the patient’s best interests at heart and focuses on providing safe, high quality health care services.
In her spare time, Heather loves cooking, hiking, boating, and spending quality time with her husband, dogs, and family.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
Certifications & Memberships
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority, Texas Board of Nursing, 2014
- Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, ANCC, 2014
- Registered Nurse, Texas Board of Nursing, 2011
- DEA controlled substances prescriptive authority
- Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- American Heart Association Healthcare provider BLS certification
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