Newsroom Nurse practitioner joins CoxHealth Surgery Monett Clinic Posted by Janell Patton on Jan. 30, 2023 Vickie Blevins is passionate about rural health care. Growing up in the small community of Stark City, Missouri, she always knew her career would keep her at home caring for patients.Blevins graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas. In 2019, she then moved on to Maryville University in St. Louis to obtain her master's in Nursing. Her experience includes medical-surgical nursing, pre-op and infusion, and wound care.“After taking care of my great-grandmother, I knew I wanted to become a nurse,” she says. “Her caregivers frequently remarked that I would make an excellent nurse even though I was only 13-years-old at the time.”During her loved one’s illness, Blevins was deeply impacted by Cynthia, a hospice nurse. She recalls how this exceptional nurse showed her patients and their families a lot of love and concern. This experience solidified her path to a career in nursing.Blevins has been married to her high school sweetheart David for 18 years. They have two children, a 15-year-old son, and a 10-year-old daughter. The family enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and gardening.Blevins has joined Dr. Ali Amro, general surgeon, in seeing patients at CoxHealth Surgery Monett, located in the CoxHealth Monett Clinic, 1000 E. Hwy. 60 in Monett.