Rosemarie “Rosie” E. McFather, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a certified family nurse practitioner in Newport News.
Rosie earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-Med from Longwood University in Farmville, then completed a Professional Nursing – RN Program at Riverside School of Health Careers in Newport News. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following her undergraduate studies, Rosie received her Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Growing up with a professional firefighter/EMT as a father, Rosie joined the medical field to follow in his footsteps. As she grew older, she began caring for ill family members suffering from chronic diseases. From there, her love for medicine continued to grow.
Prior to joining TPMG, Rosie gained extensive experience as a registered nurse at a Hampton Roads area hospital. She joined TPMG Gastroenterology excited at the opportunity to grow professionally in a new role in the medical field. As a family nurse practitioner, Rosie utilizes her compassionate nursing approach to effectively communicate with patients to treat and diagnose health conditions. She views health as a team effort, working alongside patients to reach their health goals together. Rosie treats patients of all ages with acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions. Additionally, she performs colonoscopy screenings, post-procedure follow-ups, and health checkups. Rosie has special interests in women’s health, given her keen ability to be discreet, yet remains fascinated with the gastrointestinal tract. Her goal is “to help patients get back their ‘regular’ lives, one gut at a time.”
After treating patients of all backgrounds, Rosie remains passionate about cultural competence and cultural sensitivity in health care. She is your advocate, like “Mickey Goldmill” in your corner, to ensure that patients feel cared for and heard every step of the way.
Outside of the office, Rosie loves spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs. She also enjoys painting, exercising, and trips to the beach. Rosie welcomes new patients to contact the office to reserve an appointment with her.
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-Med, Longwood University; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Capella University
Graduate: Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University
Professional Nursing –RN Program, Riverside School of Health Careers
Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner – VA; Family Nurse Practitioner – ANCC National Board; Registered Nurse - VA
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Member of the American Nurses Association (ANA)
Member of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA)
Member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
Member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Member of Sigma Kappa Sorority