“My aim is to provide the care that I would want for myself or one of my own family members.”
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Ilene Cann, FNP-C, works at our Lebanon and Corvallis locations.
“My general approach to patient care is one of thoughtfulness and curiosity,” Ms. Cann said. “Even though, as a provider, we may see certain conditions frequently, to the patient this need or illness is happening to them personally.”
Shortly after Ms. Cann earned an undergraduate degree in business administration, her father died from brain cancer, a sad time in her life that prompted a change in her career path. “A wonderful nurse at the hospital not only gave exceptional care for my dad but also helped me cope with the grief of losing my father. This experience caused me to reflect on my life – I became dedicated to caring for others and positively impacting people’s lives. So, I decided to return to school to become a nurse.”
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., she went on to an 18-year nursing career. Then, seeking a “deeper involvement” in providing patient care, she decided to become a nurse practitioner. “I enjoy seeing a wide variety of ages and treating a wide variety of needs, and that is what drew me into becoming a family nurse practitioner.” Ms. Cann earned a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Spokane, WA, in 2017. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Ms. Cann enjoys photography, gardening, reading, and drawing. She and her husband have two sons and a dog, and a cat.
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2017; BSN, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 1997; BS, Business Administration, Towson State University, Towson, MD, 1989
FNP-C, The Corvallis Clinic, 2021-Present; FNP-C, QuickCare by The Corvallis Clinic, 2018-2021; RN, Trillium Family Services, Corvallis, OR, 2007-2016; RN, The Corvallis Clinic, 2006-2007, Corvallis, OR; RN, Beloit Residential Treatment Center, Ames, IA, 1998-2002; RN, Wolfe Clinic, Des Moines, IA, 1998-2000
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner