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Lauren Rocha, DNP, CPNP, RN

Lauren Rocha DNP, CPNP, RN

Lauren was born and raised in sunny Southern California. From a young age, Lauren knew she wanted to be a nurse. She got the chance to make that goal a reality when she attended and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA, with a Bachelors degree in Nursing.

After graduation, Lauren spent seven years working as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. At CHOC, Lauren laid the groundwork for her extensive knowledge of medical care for children.

In 2013, Lauren and her family moved to Midland, Texas.  She continued to build her experience and education working in the NICU as well as inpatient pediatrics. During her tenure as a nurse in West Texas, Lauren simultaneously completed postgraduate courses at the University of Missouri. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice, specializing in Pediatrics, in 2017. She is certified as a nurse practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, and licensed through the state of Texas. 
 
Lauren and her husband have two spoiled dogs that keep them very busy. In her spare time, you’re likely to find Lauren taking her dogs to the park, traveling, attending live music events, and watching Dodgers baseball. Lauren is very excited to be a new member at MPA! She looks forward to contributing to your child's healthcare experience.