Wilkey joins health clinic staff

Butler’s Health Services welcomes Vicki Wilkey as a nurse practitioner.
Wilkey served as a clinical nurse practitioner at Indiana University’s medical center for 22 years before coming to Butler. Wilkey also coaches girls middle-school cross country and is a lifelong runner. She is married with two children.
Julie Howerton, director of Health Services, said the groups Greeks as Educators, Advocates, and Resources and Peers Advocating Wellness for Students took part in the interviewing process for a new nurse practitioner.
Students were able to evaluate the candidates and ask questions.
With the addition of Wilkey, Health Services has two physicians and one other nurse practitioner working at the clinic. Wilkey said she hopes to provide more availability to students.
Wilkey said she wants to take more of a hands-on approach in providing health education.
“Seeing that there is two nurse practitioners now, I know we’d like to get out into the Butler community more,” said Wilkey.
Wilkey wants students to feel comfortable coming to the clinic for questions and for health education.
Howerton said Health Services wants to hear students’ voices.
“It’s another avenue for them to stay healthy and be well,” Howerton said.
Earlier this year, freshman Carly Allen had trouble making an appointment at the Health Services clinic. She said she thinks the addition of a new nurse practitioner will help with availability.
Students can sign up online for appointments at the Health Services clinic located in the Health and Recreation Complex.


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