Lauren was born and raised in Hope, Arkansas. She began her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2011 working at Christus St Michael’s Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. While working there, she furthered her education graduating with an Associate’s of Applied Science Nursing degree in 2012. She worked as a Registered Nurse, providing community home health care in her hometown from 2013 until graduating with her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Walden University in 2018. Shortly after graduation, she relocated to central Arkansas where she began her career at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. She is a part of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute team, where she provides care to the patients of Dr. Samuel Bledsoe and Dr. J.D. Fuller. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors.
Lauren McBride, APRN