Laura Noonan, APNP

Divine Savior Portage Clinic
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SPECIALTIES

Family Medicine

EDUCATION

Clarke University - Doctorate of Nursing 

University of Dubuque, Iowa - Bachelor of Science and Nursing

LOCATION

Divine Savior Portage Clinic
2817 New Pinery Road Suite 108

MY STORY

“Sometimes it doesn't matter how much you know, what matters is how much you care. It’s important to remember the importance of a smile, a kind word, and a listening ear.” 

-Laura Noonan, APNP

 

Laura Noonan, Family Nurse Practitioner, joins the Divine Savior Healthcare Family Medicine Clinic in Portage and brings over 30 years of healthcare experience. Most recently, Laura was a registered nurse here at Divine Savior in the emergency department and also spent her time working at other surrounding rural hospitals. In addition to her time in the emergency department, Laura has a strong background in pediatric care, working as a registered nurse for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Children’s Westmead Hospital of Sydney, Australia.

Laura grew up in the small rural farming community of Epworth, Iowa. She moved to Wisconsin in 1988 and became a Wisconsin Badger fan, yet remains an Iowa Hawkeye fan at heart. Working at Divine Savior, Laura enjoys being a part of a smaller town similar to her upbringing and focuses on building relationships within the community.

 “As a practitioner in a small community, it’s important to form relationships with families. We have the ability to personalize our care to include mind, body and spirit that Divine Savior Healthcare promotes as its cornerstone.”

One of Laura’s favorite ways to spend time is with her family. Family is a big part of Laura’s life, and her two sisters, who are nurses, she thanks for encouraging her to become a nurse like them. Laura also enjoys spending her time outdoors, taking walks and hiking at Devil’s Lake, baking, and traveling. Laura loves being around children and if she was not in the medical field, she would have probably became an elementary education teacher.

If there was any advice Laura could give it would be, “when you follow your passion you truly can make a difference”.

Laura has truly been making a difference in many people lives and she shares some of the best lessons in life, she learned were while working at Children’s Hospital.

“Kids have a great way of putting things into perspective. Sometimes it doesn't matter how much you know, what matters is how much you care. It’s important to remember the importance of a smile, a kind word, and a listening ear.”