Alana Urness is a Family Nurse Practitioner who recently relocated to the Phoenix area from Chicago following the completion of her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Her desire to pursue a career in healthcare stemmed from an early fascination with psychology and mental health disorders. She started her nursing career with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, providing medical and mental health care to incarcerated juvenile offenders. She then spent time volunteering in a maternity clinic located in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Upon her return, she accepted a nursing position at an inpatient pediatric mental health facility and quickly developed an affinity for working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, she decided to continue her education, beginning her doctoral studies at Valparaiso University.
Prior to joining Bayless, Alana worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a small primary care clinic in Mesa. She is equipped to manage a variety of chronic and acute conditions and maintains a focus on preventive care.
In her spare time, Alana enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, travel, and visiting favorite dog parks with her puppy. In addition, she loves exploring the beauty and culture of her new home!< Return to All Providers