Jonathan Chhean, NP
June 26, 2018 Hurtt Family Health Clinic
My parents immigrated from Southeast Asia to the United States in the 1980s. Due to our low socioeconomic status, I was raised in an underserved community here in Southern California. While growing up, my family faced many financial barriers and limited access to resources.
In 2010, I graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Science in Public Health. Four years later, I completed my Masters in Nursing at University of San Diego. I worked as a registered nurse caring for oncology patients for 3.5 years at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. I completed my family nurse practitioner certificate from Samuel Merritt University in 2017. As a family nurse practitioner, I am ready to educate, empower, and make a difference in the lives of my patients here at Hurtt Family Clinic and in the community on the mobile clinic.
Prevention is the best medicine. My public health background has always taught me that disease prevention is the key to good health. Additionally, nursing has taught me to always treat the patient as a whole individual, especially mind, body, and spirit. These elements are a huge influence on a patient’s overall health.
I strongly believe in a holistic care model to ensure optimal physical, mental, and emotional health. I want to work together with my patients to help them achieve the best level of health for themselves and their families.