Mona Wiggins, DNP
BS, Nursing, New Mexico State University, 2006
MN, University of Washington, 2013
DNP, University of Washington, 2014
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified
Why I work at Neighborcare Health:
I chose Neighborcare Health because I am passionate about providing primary care for a diverse, underserved patient population. I grew up in a low-income home in southern New Mexico and have always had an affinity for giving back to this community. My “true loves” of medical care are women, children, and community/global health. Neighborcare Health provides me the opportunity to integrate each of these aspects into my practice while continuing to grow and learn more about the community of Seattle and myself as a practitioner.
Mona was a nurse for almost four years in blood and marrow transplant, pediatrics, and pediatric intensive care before returning to graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. During graduate school she obtained a doctor of nursing practice as well as a global health certificate related to the care of women, adolescents, and children. She completed her doctoral project with a Ministry of Health family practice clinic in western rural Kenya. After graduate school she worked in a direct primary care clinic providing primary care in Tacoma and then downtown Seattle. In her leisure time, she loves to sew, hike, bake, dance, play board games, and spend time exploring the Pacific Northwest with my loved ones and friends.