Amy Schafer chose to become a nurse practitioner so she could continue
working directly with people in a nursing capacity while being able to
provide care for patients with a wide variety of medical conditions. She
has had a passion for mental health ever since high school when she was
working with people with developmental disabilities. Amy earned her Bachelor
and Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Working at Good Samaritan for the past five years, she knew she wanted
to stay within the organization as a nurse practitioner. “I absolutely
love the family atmosphere of Good Samaritan,” said Amy. “It
has been my work-home for the past few years and it was a natural choice
to continue working here.” Amy resides in Oblong, Illinois with
her niece Kaylyn, four dogs and two horses. In her free time she enjoys
attending concerts, riding four wheelers, taking long walks, riding horses,
and watching the Marvel and The Fast and the Furious movies.