Amanda L. Allen, FNP

Amanada Allen, FNPAmanda Allen’s ties to Family Medicine Clinic date back to her junior year at Lampasas High School.

Ms. Allen began working for FMC through the high school’s co-op program in 1996, the year she moved to Lampasas. That job started a medical career journey that led her to become a family nurse practitioner nearly 15 years later.

After graduating from LHS, Ms. Allen worked as a medical assistant for Dr. James Cain. She continued her full-time job at Family Medicine Clinic while attending the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2002.

She then moved to FMC’s Copperas Cove clinic in 2002, where she worked as a nurse and managed the office. Ms. Allen took a break from the medical field when she gave birth to her first daughter in 2006, but she knew she wanted to work with patients again someday.

She began taking courses in 2009 at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and she graduated in May 2011 with a master’s degree in nursing. Two months later, Ms. Allen returned to Family Medicine Clinic in Lampasas. She also knew she wanted to work in medicine.

Ms. Allen said her desire to help people attracted her to the field.

Ms. Allen found Mary Hardin-Baylor offered a very strong nursing program. She was attracted to nursing because that vocation allowed her to treat patients and offered more flexibility in raising a family than medical doctors often have.

She believes the best thing about being a nurse practitioner is that she gets to work every day, see amazing patients of all ages, and is allowed to thoroughly evaluate and treat each of her patients. She doesn’t have to contend with being on call at night, working weekends, and not getting that family time. 

As a nurse practitioner, Ms. Allen works independently. Her supervising physician, Dr. James Cain, mentors her on various clinical subjects. Dr. Cain also reviews 10 percent of Ms. Allen’s patient charts.

Ms. Allen appreciates Family Medicine Clinic’s care for its patients and the Lampasas community.

In addition to her work for FMC, Ms. Allen has coached soccer for the Boys & Girls Club of Lampasas, is active as a member of New Covenant Church, and runs half-marathons. 

She has two daughters, Meredith and Mattie. 

 

Amanda Allen’s CV

 

EDUCATION

  • Citi-GCP Training — 2014
  • MSN, FNP-C — 2009-2011
    Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
  • BSN, Nursing — 1998-2002
    University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Belton, Texas

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Sub-Investigator — 2013-present
    FMC Science, Central Texas Clinical Trials, Lampasas, Texas
  • Family Nurse Practitioner — 2011-present
    Director of Occupational Medicine
    Family Medicine Clinic, Lampasas, Texas
  • Operations Manager — 2008-2011
    Family Medicine Clinic
  • Office Manager — 2003-2008
    Family Medicine Clinic, Copperas Cove
  • Medical Assistant/Lab Tech/RAD Tech — 1998-2002
    Family Medicine Clinic
  • Student Intern, Lampasas High School Co-Op Program — 1996-1998
    Family Medicine Clinic

 

HOSPITAL/LONG-TERM CARE AFFILIATIONS

  • Rollins Brook Community Hospital, Lampasas, Texas
  • Metroplex Health System, Killeen, Texas
  • Lampasas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Spring Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Regal Nursing Rehabilitation Center

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Precepted nurse practitioner students from Texas Tech, Texas State, and Mary-Hardin Baylor University
  • Initiated the Texas Vaccines for Children’s Program that earned the State’s Platinum Award

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Chair, Lampasas ISD School Health Advisory Committee — 2012-present
  • Youth Group Leader and Sunday School Teacher, New Covenant Church — 2011-present
  • Adult Life Group Leader, New Covenant Church
  • Member, PSTA Kline Whitis Elementary School — 2012-present
  • Softball Committee, Lampasas Youth League — 2014
  • Summer Coach, Lampasas Boys and Girls Club — 2012-2013

 

CERTIFICATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Board Certified — 2016
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners 
  • Department of Transportation Medical Examiner

 

INTERESTS

  • Quilting, fishing, and her two adorable girls