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Serena Arts, NP

Wound Care Management

Community Hospital Clinic

519 Rose Lane
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390
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Phone: (928) 668-1833
Fax: (928) 684-7457

Originally from San Diego, CA.,I spent most of my life near the beach, enjoying the water; swimming and diving.  I was raised by my father, a World War II veteran, who instilled in me, a strong faith, a sense of duty, and high standards. I am very grateful for an upbringing that encouraged me to adopt a loving and caring attitude while maintaining a wholesome & simple lifestyle.  These values led me to a career in nursing, a field that I get much more out of than I can ever give back. In 1991 I earned a BS in Nursing from San Diego State University.

After graduation, I worked in an orthopedic unit, transitioning into critical care at the University San Diego Medical Center.  I then transferred into the trauma surgical ICU and was exposed to many types of health situations and diverse cultures.  I also worked in hyperbaric medicine, a specialty requiring autonomous nursing within a pressurized environment, treating wounds and infections.  This experience sparked my interest in wound care, and after obtaining my Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of San Diego, I became a wound care specialist.  Additionally, I trained in cardiothoracic surgery, working at Balboa Naval Hospital and in Gastroenterology for a private physician.  I feel that these combined experiences have given me the ability to provide comprehensive patient care. 

 In 2004, I moved from CA to Kauai, Hawaii, where I worked as a Nursing Instructor at the Kauai Community College for 4 years.  Although it was very satisfying to teach students and watch them grow in their nursing vocation, I found myself missing the direct patient contact you get as a provider.  A friend and colleague at Wickenburg Clinic notified me of an opening for a Nurse Practitioner.   I came for an interview this past June, and fell in love with the lifestyle and the people.   Since September, my husband Tom & our 2 cats now call Wickenburg home.  . We thank the community for making us feel so welcome––“the Aloha spirit is alive in this desert town”.Originally from San Diego, CA.,I spent most of my life near the beach, enjoying the water; swimming and diving.  I was raised by my father, a World War II veteran, who instilled in me, a strong faith, a sense of duty, and high standards. I am very grateful for an upbringing that encouraged me to adopt a loving and caring attitude while maintaining a wholesome & simple lifestyle.  These values led me to a career in nursing, a field that I get much more out of than I can ever give back. In 1991 I earned a BS in Nursing from San Diego State University.

After graduation, I worked in an orthopedic unit, transitioning into critical care at the University San Diego Medical Center.  I then transferred into the trauma surgical ICU and was exposed to many types of health situations and diverse cultures.  I also worked in hyperbaric medicine, a specialty requiring autonomous nursing within a pressurized environment, treating wounds and infections.  This experience sparked my interest in wound care, and after obtaining my Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of San Diego, I became a wound care specialist.  Additionally, I trained in cardiothoracic surgery, working at Balboa Naval Hospital and in Gastroenterology for a private physician.  I feel that these combined experiences have given me the ability to provide comprehensive patient care. 

 In 2004, I moved from CA to Kauai, Hawaii, where I worked as a Nursing Instructor at the Kauai Community College for 4 years.  Although it was very satisfying to teach students and watch them grow in their nursing vocation, I found myself missing the direct patient contact you get as a provider.  A friend and colleague at Wickenburg Clinic notified me of an opening for a Nurse Practitioner.   I came for an interview this past June, and fell in love with the lifestyle and the people.   Since September, my husband Tom & our 2 cats now call Wickenburg home.  . We thank the community for making us feel so welcome––“the Aloha spirit is alive in this desert town”.