Meet Diana Bannister, Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner at Neura Health

February 8, 2024
February 2, 2024
Meet Diana Bannister, Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner at Neura Health

Tell us a little about your background/training. 

I grew up in the Permian Basin of Texas and moved to Dallas to work at Baylor University Medical Center in 2000.  I worked in the ICU setting until I transitioned roles when I earned my Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Texas @ Arlington in 2011. 

I am board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and have worked exclusively with neurology patients in an outpatient setting.  My expertise is in the evaluation and treatment of people with epilepsy. 

Tell us about why you chose to work in neurology, and specifically, Epilepsy - what interested you most about this field?  

In the beginning of my NP career I had the opportunity to work in a busy neurology practice and I jumped at the opportunity to be challenged and learn about the fascinating works of the central nervous system.  I was fortunate to have an epileptologist as my collaborating physician and quickly focused on epilepsy.  I have appreciated the time working with patients and their families.  

What have been the things you are most proud of in your career?

I am proud to be in healthcare and have a career that I truly enjoy in a field where I can serve patients well.   

What have you learned from your patients that has helped you become a better physician assistant? 

How to be a good listener and to take pause and get to know each patient for their individuality.  

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Diana Bannister, NP
Diana Bannister is a board certified nurse practitioner with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of people with epilepsy.
About the Author
Diana Bannister is a bi-lingual Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in epilepsy disorders. She previously worked at Texas Neurology in Dallas where she practiced general neurology, and focused on epilepsy, women with epilepsy and epilepsy surgical candidates. She has worked with patients with RNS and VNS implants. Her career began in 2000 in the Intensive Care Units at Baylor University Medical Center until she began working as an ACNP In 2011. She graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with her Master of Science in Nursing, where she received the designation of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and licensed by the State of Texas to provide patient-centered care to patients spanning adolescence to geriatric populations.

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