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Allyson McLean, AG-ACNP

Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner

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Location

Abrazo Neuroscience Institute Central
6036 N 19th Ave
Suite 505
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: (480) 428-3376
Fax: (602) 249-8566

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing: Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Grand Canyon University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri- Kansas City

About the Provider

Allyson McLean received a bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2007. Her nursing career began in critical care working in multiple level one facilities in the Southwest. She learned to care for patients in the most critical points of their life. During her nursing career in critical care, Allyson began to find a passion in neurosciences. Motivated by a strong desire to learn, Allyson obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2014 and became a Board Certified Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Allyson has been working in neurosurgery from the very beginning of her nurse practitioner career. As a nurse practitioner she has cared for a variety of neurosurgical issues including traumatic head and spine injuries, degenerative spine disease, brain and spine tumors, ventricular shunts, and stroke. Her skills for patient management include first assisting in the operating room and managing patients in hospital and clinic settings. As a nurse practitioner, Allyson, focuses on the individual patient's care goals and empowers her patients with knowledge to allow for best treatment decisions for each circumstance. Motivated by a strong desire to educate others, Allyson has created a spine education program for patients who are preparing for spine surgery. Allyson is married to her high school sweetheart, Michael, who is a professional tuba player. Together the couple has three children. When not working, Allyson and her family enjoy being outdoors, cooking and watching movies.

Special Interests

  • Preventative health measures for optimal brain and spine health
  • Brain and spine tumor care
  • Patient surgical education
  • Teaching/ mentorship