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Meet Andrea

Andrea is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a native of Ithaca, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell, having graduated with distinction. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester. Andrea worked as a registered nurse at Highland Hospital in Rochester while completing her Master of Science in Nursing degree in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, also at the University of Rochester. She graduated from the program in 2009, returning to Ithaca shortly after.


Andrea’s connection to the Ithaca area runs deep--with family at her core. She has 3 children and has taken over the stewardship of her childhood home. In her spare time (what little there is!) she enjoys cooking, baking, gardening (vegetables, not flowers!), and spending time outdoors.


Andrea Sharkness CPNP, MSN (she/her)

“Healthcare practitioners need to meet patients and families where they are, not where they want them to be. Each can have agreed-upon goals such as improved health, prevention of disease, and reducing unhealthy behaviors, but how to get there has to be negotiated with compassion.”

Certifications & specializations


Andrea is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

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