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About Me

Hey there! My name is Briana and welcome to Nurse with a Purse! I hope to keep you entertained with my running, nursing, and traveling stories. Here’s a little bit about me,,,

Hubs and Wifey

I’m a 20-something year old originally from southeastern Michigan, now living in central Indiana with my husband of almost 3 years and our goldendoodle, Allie. I attended Michigan State University for my bachelor’s degree in nursing and Oakland University for my master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner. I’ve been bopped all over the country for the past two years, but we have happily set up camp in central Indiana for the time being.

My Girl

I have a newfound “love” for running as of January 2010, when I decided to start training for my first ever half marathon. I had run a couple of 5K’s prior, but anything over 3 miles was a daunting task. My first “big” race was the RNR Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville and it definitely gave me the racing bug. I have now completed a number of races and plan to run my first full marathon in Chicago this fall!

Half Mary Love

Cooking is fabulous. So is eating. I could do both all day everyday. With a glass/bottle of wine in hand, of course. Half the reason I wanted to start this blog is because I have been so motivated by all the foodies out there who have shared such amazing recipes and food tips! So that will be another aspect of my blog. Though I am no dietician, nor chef, I will share plenty of food stories – the good, the bad, and the ugly!


Another passion of mine that has yet to fully take off is that of photography. I bought a fabulous DSLR camera last summer and though I love it, I need need need to take a class to get me beyond the basic point and shoot. I’m hoping that this blog will show my evolution in that department too!

Say Cheese!

Clearly, being a family nurse practitioner (aka. FNP) is who I am, so be prepared for some real life work-related stories to come your way. My mom always told me I should write a book about my life as a nurse. Well, Mom,, I hope this will suffice ๐Ÿ™‚

B sure to follow me on Twitter if you haven’t done so by now!



11 Comments leave one →
  1. 10/06/2010 10:39 pm

    What part of Michigan are you from? I’m originally from Sterling Heights AND I’m a graduate of MSU!

    • 10/06/2010 10:44 pm

      Get out ! I’m from Troy. My family owns a business in Sterling Hts tho! When did graduate from State? I was there from 2000-2004 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 11/02/2010 6:28 pm

    I keep forgetting to put your blog in my Reader—am doing it now! I would love to read all your nursing stories!

  3. gettinfitbritt permalink
    11/02/2010 10:43 pm

    I will soon be an LPN in January, then hopefully an RN someday! I love nursing stories!

    • 11/04/2010 12:20 pm

      Yay for nurses !! I will be starting my new job soon so the stories are on their way ! Good luck and let me know if you have any questions about the wonderful world of nursing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 11/21/2010 5:44 pm

    I didn’t even know you had a blog! It looks great, congrats!

  5. 05/10/2011 9:19 pm

    Ah! We’re college rivals, as I went to UM ๐Ÿ˜‰ BUT we’re both Michigan transplants, I live in TX now. So happy to have found your blog!!

    • 05/10/2011 10:06 pm

      A good rivalry is always healthy! Thx for visiting!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sandra Rollins permalink
    05/17/2012 12:26 pm

    I signed up for your blog, Bri, just to try and keep in touch and have enjoyed it. great work. Wondering what the sauce is on the carrots above. Wishing you all the best in your career and running. Much love.

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