Mari-Jane Shaffer, FNP-C
Mari-Jane Shaffer is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated from Duke University with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2015 and from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for over 28 years before becoming a nurse practitioner. She also taught childbirth education and new parent classes for 12 years for multiple hospital systems in Florida and North Carolina.
While she enjoyed caring for patients as a registered nurse in the hospital setting and prenatal clients in a group setting, she realized that her lifelong goal was to work with patients one on one in a more private setting where she could customize care for her patients. She chose the specialty of family practice due to the wide scope of practice and the ability to work with people of all ages. Prior to coming to Avance Care she worked with military families and retirees, in underserved communities and private practice. She enjoys all areas of family practice including wellness and prevention, acute care, and chronic disease management such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, asthma and COPD.
She is a busy wife and mother of three children and one dog. She can frequently be spotted cheering on her favorite player at area sporting events. She and her family have lived in the Triangle area for 17 years and love all that the area has to offer