Our Nurse Practitioners
Jenny Long, RN, MSN, CPNP
University of VA School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA; BSN
Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond, VA; MSN
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Jenny has 3 girls, 2 of them twins heading in to the teenage years, so she especially enjoys seeing adolescent girls and “multiples”. Jenny also has a boy who is in elementary school who loves spending most of his time engaged in outdoor activities. Having an active family, she spends much of her time at soccer, softball and basketball games, dance recitals and swim meets. Her other interests are working out and watching VA Tech/Hokie football.
Loretta J. Vece, RN, DNP, FNP-BC
Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; BSN
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; MSN
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; DNP
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Loretta has worked in pediatrics in some capacity most of the past 15 years. Her doctoral work focused on pediatric oral health and preventative care. She loves teaching patients, families, and nurses and has served as nursing faculty in both the community college and university setting. She has also been adjunct faculty for the NP program at George Mason University. She loves hiking, kayaking, gardening, and most all spending time with her
husband, children, and most especially her three grandchildren.
Patrick Vander Woode, RN, MSN, CFNP
Bellarmine University Nursing School, Louisville, KY BSN
George Washington School of Nursing, Washington, DC MSN
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Patrick is a long-term resident of our area. He and his wife, Jill, have 5 kids-soon to be 6! They enjoy spending time outdoors on their farm with their 2 dogs, They raise pigs, chickens and have a cow, and have a strong interest in growing their own food. Patrick currently serves in the USMC Reserves and it is that part of his background which has given him a love of physical fitness which is something he carries over into his professional life as an NP. Patrick also volunteers as a youth boys soccer and basketball coach.