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About Laura Toppen, DNP
Laura Toppen DNP, is a certified nurse practitioner who works in the lung cancer screening program. She has expertise and sub-specialty training in helping patients with cardiothoracic and vascular conditions.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Mrs. Toppen was a pulmonary and critical care nurse practitioner who cared for patients with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. She has also worked in an Intensive Care Unit, delivering holistic bedside nursing care to critically ill patients.
Mrs. Toppen earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and bachelor's in nursing at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Besides holding a doctorate, Mrs. Toppen is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. She is also a registered nurse, RN, and is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and critical care.
Outside of work, she enjoys relaxing at the beach and spending time with family.
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For more information, see Lung Cancer Screening.
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
Date Joined Staff
- American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Family Nurse Practitioner
Conditions and Treatments
- Lung Cancer
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