Tribal Health Welcomes New Public Health Nurse Laura Enos



A brief Q & A with Laura Enos, Tribal Health's Newest Public Health Nurse



BSN, RN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse)

LCDR (Lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service)


What are the primary duties of your new position?

I will be working closely with the primary care teams to provide a range of public health services in the St. Ignatius area, with a focus on strengthening Maternal Child Health services. Along with the Public Health team, I will focus on building healthy communities by promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles. 


Where did you receive your education?

University of Arizona, College of Nursing (Tucson, Arizona) - BSN

Grand Canyon University, College of Nursing (Phoenix, Arizona) – currently working towards a Master’s of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Public Health degree.


What is your prior experience relevant to your new position?

I worked as a Community Health Nurse, Director of Public Health Nursing, and Department of Preventative Medicine Deputy Director in Whiteriver, Arizona (Indian Health Service) for the last four years.


Are you a Tribal Member?

I am not a Tribal Member


Where are you from?

I was born and raised in a small town in Massachusetts


Why did you choose a career in health?

Working in healthcare is truly a rewarding choice that allows me to nurture my desire to help others and make a difference in their lives. 


What are you excited about in your new position?

I am looking forward to learning about the community and being able to utilize my passion, knowledge, and experience to provide care to the population.  


What activities and/or hobbies do you pursue in your free time?

I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, spending time at the lake, and exercising.