What is Functional Medicine?

Updated: Jan 16, 2018

As a RN, I acquired more than 5 years of experience in Hematology/Oncology. As a FNP, I've since moved into the field of functional medicine. I'm often met with alot of confusion about the field and what my job description entails, so I decided to dish on the matter to allow my readers whom are nurses to become familiar with a little talked about field of practice.


The field of functional medicine uses therapies such as natural supplementation, hormone based treatments, microcurrent therapy, physical therapy, platelet rich plasma injections, amniocell injections, trigger point injections and chiropractic treatments to name a few.

Nurses interested in a career in functional medicine often struggle to find the necessary resources and information shedding light on the field. However, as research continues to evolve more opportunities are becoming available in this niche field. To learn more about the field of functional medicine visit the Institute for Functional Medicine at the link below: https://www.functionalmedicine.org/What_is_Functional_Medicine/AboutFM/