Ervin Joins Saint Francis Palliative Care Program

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Nicholas A. Ervin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C to Saint Francis Palliative Care Program.

Nick Ervin is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Ervin attended Southeast Health College of Nursing, gaining his Associate Degree in Nursing from 2011-2013. He continued on to Southeast Missouri State University to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Science from 2014-2015. He attended graduate school at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, from 2015-2018, graduating with his Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with an emphasis on Family Nurse Practitioner.

Palliative care is a type of medical care aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for people with a life-altering illness. This type of care is appropriate for any patient who has been diagnosed with a chronic or life-limiting illness, at any age or stage of illness. Palliative care is not associated with any specific prognosis or life expectancy. Palliative care is not necessarily end-of-life care, or hospice care – it is supportive care. Palliative care is managed in multiple settings, including the hospital, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities and home and aimed at relieving suffering and improving quality of life.

To learn more about Nicholas A. Ervin call 573-331-5465.