Andrew Wilson, RN, MSN, FNP-C
The experience of a high school friend helped point Andrew Wilson toward nursing.
“I had a friend who spent time in the hospital and I saw what a difference medical professionals
make,” Wilson says. “I really enjoyed how the nurses were able to be with the patients for 12 hours at a time, and so I became interested in nursing. I later went back to school to become a nurse practitioner.”
Andrew graduated from Smithville High School in 2002. He earned graduated William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 and earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2015 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Patients and their families could now see Wilson treating patients in the walk-in clinic at Johnson County Pediatrics. He will find him here several days each month.
“Being a nurse practitioner allows me to help kids and families feel better and be healthy,” he says, adding that he likes being able to help families better understand their children’s care.
Wilson grew up in Trimble, Missouri, about an hour north of Kansas City. As a child, science and technology piqued his interest. It was his parents who impacted him the most.
“My parents were a great influence on me as a child,” he says. “They taught me to work hard and be compassionate.”
Wilson is married to Molly Wilson, who is a teacher. They have one daughter, Alice. In Andrew’s free time he enjoys being outdoors – playing sports, hiking or walking their dogs. The Wilsons also enjoy going to the symphony and musicals.