Getting to know area nurses
Darin Lastrapes ARNP, FNP-C
Where are your originally from?
What do you do to relax?
Spend time with the family, fishing and playing golf
Where did you attend school?
Associate Degree in Nursing (ASN) at Florida Community College Jacksonville, Fla.
Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) at University of South Florida Tampa, Fla.
Master Degree in Nursing (MSN) at University of South Florida Tampa, Fla.
What led you to your profession?
The compassion that I have for helping others in need really propelled me into the nursing field. I credit being raised in South Louisiana with leading me into the nursing profession due to the kindness, caring and loving attitudes that people have for one another.
What do you find most rewarding about your profession?
The ability to care for individuals who are in need of a health champion and not being driven by a paycheck. I enjoy helping patients overcome their healthcare challenges and face their worst fears. I enjoy pushing patients to take charge of their own health and wellbeing and love celebrating with them when they succeed.