Brianna Andrade, BSN, RN , Dermatology Nurse
Brianna Andrade, BSN, RN has been with Advanced Dermatology since April 2018.
Since childhood, Brianna always envisioned herself as a nurse. One might even call it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Witnessing the impeccable nursing care close family members received in the early stages of her life was a huge influence on her dream. The incredible nurses she admired at such a young age showed her that the care nurses provide can alter the trajectory of someone’s life. From that moment forward, Brianna was determined to make her dream of becoming a nurse a reality.
Brianna started gaining experience in healthcare while working as a medical assistant at Advanced Dermatology. She was simultaneously completing her nursing prerequisites at the College of Lake County and eventually would move on to nursing school. Brianna graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2020.
Immediately after graduating from nursing school and gaining her licensure as a Registered Nurse, Brianna added a career at Advocate Condell Medical Center to her repertoire. During her time at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Brianna worked in a progressive care unit where she fought on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brianna credits her unique understanding of how to care for a patient and the importance of a cohesive work relationship between providers and nurses to her time spent working during this globally historic moment. Fortunately, for Advanced Dermatology, Brianna also continued to work part-time during this unprecedented time, assisting with in-office procedures. Brianna soon realized that her passions lie in dermatological and cosmetic practices. She decided to return to Advanced Dermatology full time, focusing her time between clinical and research duties. According to Brianna, this was an easy decision. She values the opportunity to form long-standing relationships with patients at Advanced Dermatology, stating, “I am here for my patients at their worst, I am here for them at their best, I am here for them, period.”
Aside from her love of nursing, Brianna loves to spend time with her family and friends. On the weekends, you can find her at the dog park spoiling her two furry babies (Levi and Luna), who bring her immense happiness!