DNP alumna Devon Schatz-Schlottach works to eliminate barriers to health care in rural Missouri


Devon Schatz-Schlottach

Devon Schatz-Schlottach

With the novel coronavirus pandemic creating challenges for hospitals and medical clinics, many patients are experiencing difficulty making or attending appointments.

For residents of rural Missouri, barriers to high-quality health care are nothing new. Seeing a provider is often complicated. There’s usually a long wait between scheduling and the appointment. Then there’s the long drive to a medical facility, which requires taking time off work.

Devon Schatz-Schlottach is determined to help change that.

The Sullivan, Missouri, native graduated from the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing in August 2019 with a doctor of nursing practice degree. Through her work at a health clinic and long-term care facilities near Sullivan, she sees firsthand the challenges rural patients face.

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