Julie Washabaugh, NP
Julie has been working as a nurse since 2003. She moved with her family to the San Luis Valley from her native Ohio in 2011. After graduating with her FNP, she worked at an Urgent care in Pueblo and then in a Psychiatric and Addiction Support clinic in Colorado Springs. She never stopped missing Valley-Wide and the SLV, so she and her daughter returned to bring her well-rounded experience home.
Julie comes from a very medically oriented family; her mother and grandmother both worked as nurses before retiring. She feels it’s important to bring high-quality care to rural areas; great medicine shouldn’t only be available in big cities. Julie believes in treating the whole patient – body, mind, and soul, especially as our mental well-being affects our physical health. Ultimately, Julie wants a better, long-term quality of life for all her patients.
Julie always loved rocks and arrowheads. She always wanted a small farm with acreage; now Julie has that out in the Waverly district. Colorado and the San Luis Valley is the home she never knew her soul needed. She also enjoys rock climbing in her Bright Blue Wrangler.
Sinclair Community College
Frontier Nursing University
Colorado Center of Nursing Excellence grantee