Opp native to begin work today as nurse practitioner

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 1, 2016

They say you can always come home, but it’s not often that you get to come home and do what you love.

Kim Hornsby, a 2005 graduate of Opp High School and recent graduate of the University of South Alabama, will begin practice as a nurse practitioner at Opp Family Medicine.

0301 hornsby

Hornsby said she earned her associate’s degree in nursing and became a registered nurse.

“I worked for a little while and wanted to do more to help patients,” she said. “I decided to become a nurse practitioner.”

Hornsby earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of South Alabama.

“I finished in December,” she said. “And took my boards.”

Hornsby completed clinicals at the practice under Dr. Michael Stanfield in the fall.

“I was offered a position here,” she said. “I’ve lived most of my life in Opp. I’m excited to serve the community and people that I know.”

Hornsby said that she chose nursing because she wanted to serve, help and care for people holistically.

“I’m very excited to be able to care for the patients here,” she said.

Hornsby is accepting patients of all ages, she said.

She starts today.