Brooke Rupert, a northern Illinois native, completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2011 at Olivet Nazarene University. After working a year in oncology, she relocated to Florida in 2012 and began working in the pediatric emergency department at Lakeland Regional. It was while working there that she realized her true calling was to become a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and enrolled in the program at the University of South Florida. She graduated in 2015 and worked in a small pediatric neurology practice for a year before joining the team at Lakeside Pediatrics in September of 2016. When she’s not taking care of the patients and families of Lakeside, she enjoys taking care of her two little girls. She looks forward to many more years of serving the community of Lakeland through her career as a nurse practitioner.