MEET OUR PROVIDERS
ANGELA RUCKER | MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Angela Rucker has always had a heart for taking care of people. She learned early on that she most enjoys caring for the older generation.
“My mother worked as a nurse at a nursing home when I was growing up. Every day after school the bus dropped me and my sister off there. I loved doing activities with the residents, talking with them, helping them with dinner,” said Angela. By the time she was 14 years old, Angela had earned her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license and worked the night shift at an assisted living facility.
Angela went on to get her Registered Nurse (RN) degree and started managing and directing nursing homes. Even as she was doing that, she knew she wanted to go a step further and be able to manage her patients’ care. This led her back to school and she earned her family nurse practitioner degree.
“When I achieved my nurse practitioner license, I knew geriatrics was where I wanted to be. I treat every patient with the utmost respect. I strive to care for them the same way I would want a provider to care for my parents and grandparents,” says Angela.
Angela is excited to focus on senior primary care. She looks forward to keeping her patients informed about their health so they understand and then avoid or overcome health challenges. She enjoys being an advocate for her patients – making sure they receive the proper medications at the lowest cost.
“I am excited that I will have the opportunity to get to know the geriatric population of Oklahoma and ensure they have the very best care I can possibly give them.”
JENNIFER TAYLOR | MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Jennifer has worked in healthcare for 12+ years. Much of her experience has been in family practice and critical care. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages and backgrounds. Jennifer has a passion for preventative care and wellness. She likes to educate patients on all their options and collaborate on healthcare decisions.
Jennifer has worked in many roles on her way to becoming a nurse practitioner, starting as a medical assistant, then becoming a registered nurse and finally her current role as an ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She originally graduated from Northern Oklahoma College of Nursing in 2009. After some years working as a registered nurse, Jennifer went on to graduate school at Graceland University where she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing and earned her Family Nurse practitioner certification in 2019. Her vast experience in healthcare and in life has made her relatable and down to earth.
Away from work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her three daughters, two dogs and husband, John. She also enjoys OU football, softball, traveling and spending time with friends.