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Health and Wellness



About Me

My name is Colleen Thompson and I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in nursing practice at Southern Adventist University. I graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1989 with my Bachelors in Nursing and worked in trauma, surgical intensive care, open heart surgery and transplant before returning to school for my master’s degree at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia in 1995 graduating with my Master’s in Nursing and a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  I am board certified in nursing through the state of Florida and in family medicine through ANCC. I have worked in family medicine and emergency medicine in the past but have been working in pediatrics since 1999. I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children and extended family.



American Academy of Pediatrics (2017) Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of                  infants, children and adolescents, fourth edition. American Academy of Pediatrics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). How much fruits and vegetables do                        children need?

Doll, R. (2012). Development origins of chronic disease. Public Health, 126 (3). 185-189. doi:                  10.1016/j.puhe.2011.11.014

Healthy Kids, Eat Well, Get Active (2020).

Joseph, E.D., Kracht, C.L., St. Romain, J., Allen, A.T., Barbaree, C., Martin, C.K. & Staiano, A.                E. (2019). Young children’s screen time and physical activity: Perspectives of parents                and early care and education center providers. Global Pediatric Health, 6, 1-13. doi:                10.1177/2333794X19865856

Paruthi, S., Brooks, L., D’Ambrosio, C., Hall. W.A., Kotagal, S., Llyod, R.M., Malow, B.A.,                        Maski, K., Nichols, C., Quan, S.F., Rosen, C.L., Troester, M.M. & Wise, M.S. (2016).                    Recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations: A consesnsus statement                of the American academy of sleep medicine. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine,                      112(6). 785-786.

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