Holly Nilsson, BSN, RN

Member Advocate

Holly is a licensed Registered Nurse in the States of Maryland and Missouri. Holly works intimately with Danielle Herndon, RN, CCM in contacting patients who have been identified as being at-risk for future healthcare episodes. Holly completes clinical evaluations, works with patients to ensure that they receiving all of the support they need to manage their disease and then coordinates her efforts with the carrier's medical management department.

Prior to joining NextLogical, Holly served as a Home Health Care Nurse for Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency. Prior to that, Holly was a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Cardiology at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was assigned as a Student Nurse/Clinical Partner in the Float Pool at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, MO and was an Emergency Room Facilitator/Volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD.

Holly's other work and professional experiences include serving as the Office Manager for Crossroads Presbyterian Fellowship in St. Louis, MO; and as a Missionary in Manila, Philippines for Mission to the World. She also worked as an Operations Research Analyst at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD and as a Molecular Neurobiology Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, in Baltimore, MD.

In conjunction with her academic and professional career, Holly has completed several research projects and has had her work published: She was the co-author of "Spirituality and the Care of the Older Adult with Cancer - An Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult with Cancer", Oncology Nursing Society, 5/04. Co-author: "Nuclear targeting of mutant Huntingtin increases toxicity." Journal of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 8/99. Acknowledged: Prep of human cDNAs encoding expanded polyglutamine repeats. Neuroscience Letters, 11/99. And Independent Honors Project: "The Effects of Insurance Type and Socio-Economic Status on Healthcare Quality and Outcome for Breast Cancer Patients in Maryland." Statistical analysis, 5/00.

Holly received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Saint Louis University School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO in 2004 where she graduated Summa cum laude and received the 2004 Nursing Excellence Award. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Saint Mary's College of Maryland in 2000 where she also graduated Summa cum laude. Holly was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, St. Louis University (2004) and Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, St. Louis University (2003). She was honored to receive the Missouri Nurses Association Scholarship (2003) and Most Distinguished Achievement in Science and Math Division, St. Mary's College of MD (2000).

In her free time, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and their three young children, traveling and reading. She is active in the church where her husband pastors.