Olathe Health Homegrown – Dawn Bishop, APRN

Olathe Health Homegrown – Dawn Bishop, APRN

Chances are you know an Olathe Health associate who has worked here for several years, even decades. They may have even advanced to different levels and/or departments. We’re honored they have chosen Olathe Health as the place to build their careers, and we’d like you to meet some of these accomplished individuals.

The Homegrown series features associates who have shown immense dedication to their own growth, as well as to Olathe Health.

Dawn Bishop, APRN, has been with Olathe Health for more than 18 years! She’s now a nurse practitioner at Olathe Health Consultants in Pulmonary Medicine, but she started at OMC as a phlebotomist. From CPR instructor to RN in CCU to charge nurse on the weekends, then RN II, ACLS Instructor and APRN. She’s proud to say she is Homegrown.

How has Olathe Health helped you in your career development?

A big piece of my career development has been meeting people at Olathe Health that I strive to be like. From the nursing leadership I had when I first started my career here, to the doctors I work with now, I’ve had many examples of people who set the bar high.

What is one accomplishment at work you are most proud of and why?

As far as work accomplishments, I’m very proud of the patients I’ve been able to save. On a personal level, I’m proud that I was able to keep the ship moving when my husband died. Tim died while I was earning my APRN, and I was able to not only get my degree, but also raise my kids to be good kids.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would love to be a good singer and get a four-chair turn on The Voice! I would definitely choose Kelly Clarkson as my coach.

When you were a kid, what did you want to do when you “grew up?”

I wanted to be a women’s health nurse practitioner. Now, I don’t want to go below the diaphragm! I wanted to work with women’s health because I wanted to help women, especially those who didn’t have a voice.

What has your work/life balance been like at Olathe Health?

I’m thankful I was able to have a flexible schedule so I could spend time with my kids as they were growing up. I also taught at Johnson County Community College to help pay for my school so I didn’t have any student loans. That flexibility has helped me fulfill my dreams.