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Advanced Practice Nurses


Brandi Barnes
is an advanced practice nurse with a special interest in cardiovascular nursing. 

Brandi earned her bachelors of Science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas, and her masters of science in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Fayetteville.  Brandi is certified in adult acute care and also advanced cardiac life support.  Brandi works with Dr. Scott Chism.








Marlys Bitner
is an advanced practice nurse with a special interest in cardiovascular nursing.

Marlys earned her bachelors degree in nursing from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, and her masters in nursing science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Marlys is specialized in critical care and cardiovascular care. She is a certified acute care nurse practitioner and is also certified in advanced cardiac life support. Marlys works with Dr. David Churchill.







Courtney Burns is an advanced practice nurse with a special interest in cardiovascular nursing. 

Courtney earned her Bachelors of Science degree and her Masters of Science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing in Fayetteville.  Courtney is certified in advanced cardiac life support and is experienced in acute care and critical care settings.  Courtney works with Dr. Joel Carver. 

 

 






Nicole Comstock is an advanced practice nurse with a special interest in cardiovascular nursing. 

Nicole earned her bachelors of Science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and her masters of Science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Nicole is certified in advanced cardiac life support and is experienced in acute care and heart failure management. Nicole oversees the Congestive Heart Failure clinic.







Taylor Marshall is an advanced practice nurse with a special interest in cardiovascular nursing.

Taylor earned her Bachelors of Science degree and her Masters of Science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  Taylor is certified in advanced cardiac life support and is experienced in acute care, surgical  and post operative care.  Taylor works with Dr. Soliman A. Soliman in the electrophysiology clinic.


Brian Mahana is an advanced practice nurse with a special interest in cardiovascular nursing.
Brian earned his Bachelors of Science degree in nursing from Lamar University and earned his Masters of Science degree in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch.











Misti Pattillo is an advanced practice nurse with a special interest in cardiovascular nursing.

Misti earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and her master of science degree in nursing from the University of Central Arkansas. Misti works with Dr. Boris Bogomilov.

   

 



       

 Carol Traphagan is a clinical nurse specialist, board certified in medical/surgical nursing and licensed as an advanced practice nurse.

Carol has over 20 years experience in adult medicine with a background in oncology and cardiac nursing. Carol received her bachelor of nursing science degree and registered nurse practitioner certificate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Carol also earned her master of nursing science degree from UAMS. Carol has been recognized as Arkansas State Nurses Association District 9 Nurse of the Year for clinical practice and is an inductee of Who's Who in American Nurses. Carol works with Dr. Ted Fish.