meet erin smith

Erin (Vannurden) Smith graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing. She worked as an RN for 7 years before beginning the Family Nurse Practitioner graduate program at Maryville University in 2017. She finished the program in 2020, graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Shortly after, she received her board certification through the AANP to be certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). Finding passion in lactation/breastfeeding medicine, Erin went on to become a certified lactation counselor (CLC) in 2022. Erin enjoys helping those of all ages feel at home with their health!

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our story

Plattsmouth Hometown Health is a private practice family medicine clinic located in Erin's hometown of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. The team at Hometown Health strongly believe that those living in small towns do not have to go to a big city to receive top-of-the line healthcare and they strive to partner with all their patients to help them maintain or improve their current lifestyles.

What is a Family Nurse Practitioner?

A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who passed a board exam to become nationally certified in that specialty. All FNPs must practice as a registered nurse (RN) for a certain number of years before becoming eligible to advance their degree and then become licensed as an APRN. The scope of practice of any nurse practitioner (NP) varies per state. Fortunately, in the state of Nebraska, NPs have full scope of practice with no restrictions meaning they can assess, diagnose, treat, and prescribe comparably to a medical doctor (MD).

FNPs in Nebraska also have the opportunity to own and operate their own private practice. The benefits of being cared for by an NP include the promotion of excellent communication and delivering of high quality care which results in safe patient outcomes and high patient satisfaction. These benefits stem from their many years of bedside practice as RNs. There is a reason nurses have ranked the most honest and trusted professionals in the US for 19 years in a row and you can experience all the benefits of working with an FNP when you partner with Hometown Health.

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Privacy and respect while receiving care.

We treat all our patients like they are friends, neighbors, and family members. Our focus is on the utmost respect and discretion in all situations.