Lauren Cunningham, MSN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner services at Regional One Health
Lauren Cunningham, MSN, FNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner at Regional One Health’s Primary Care Specialists. Cunningham earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Union University.
Cunningham originally planned to study nutrition while an undergraduate student at UT but realized she enjoyed patient interaction.
“I always knew I wanted to work with people,” she said. “When I was in college, I was a nutrition major. I did an internship and liked working with patients more than being behind the scenes, so I switched to nursing.”
Cunningham spent four years as a registered nurse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on the Neurology floor before deciding to go back to school.
“As much as I loved bedside nursing, I knew I wanted more autonomy,” she said. “I like working in primary care because every day is so different and I am able to form special relationships with many of my patients.”
After graduating from Union University in December 2015, Cunningham began work as a family nurse practitioner at Primary Care Specialists in February 2016, where she manages chronic and acute conditions in an outpatient setting as well as diagnose and treat patients from childhood to adult.