Mari Parker, FNP-C
Mari Parker, MSN, FNP-C, CUNP
Mari Parker, FNP-C joined The Urology Group in 2012. Mari received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 1992. Mari trained in the operating room at Alexandria Hospital then spent many years as a traveling nurse before settling in Connecticut. She took a position as the Urological Surgery Coordinator at University of Connecticut Medical Center John Dempsey Hospital. She was then hired as the operating room charge nurse at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
In 2005, Mari relocated back to Virginia. She specialized in urological surgery in the Inova Loudoun Hospital operating room. In 2009 she became the da Vinci Robotic Surgery Program Coordinator and initiated the Robotic Surgery Program with Dr. Schenk. While working at Inova Loudoun Hospital, she pursued a Masters degree. In 2012, Mari graduated with honors from the Shenandoah University Family Nurse Practitioner program with a Master’s in Science in Nursing.
Mari has her certification as a Urologic Nurse Practitioner and serves on the CBUNA (Certification Board for Urology Nurses and Associates) as the Treasurer and as a member of the Nurse Practitioner Practice Analysis Task Force. She is active with BCAN – Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, heading up a team each year for the Bladder Cancer Walk every May.
Mari is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, and the American Urological Association.