Employee Profiles: Bunmi Kumapayi, Nurse Practitioner
Bunmi Kumapayi, RN, MS, NP, APNP, is a nurse practitioner who’s been practicing in the Urology Clinic since 2000. Meet Bunmi through our question and answer session.
What brought you to UW Health?
In the late 1990's, I visited a sick friend here at UW Hospital, and I was so appreciative of the great care she received. The experience made me think about how great it would be to be a part of this health care team. At the time, I was in graduate school here at UW-Madison and only worked part-time, so I resigned from my other nursing job and got a job here as a nurse clinician on the inpatient side—only working on the weekends. Upon finishing graduate school, I worked briefly as an interim nurse case manager within the department of coordinated care here at UWHC. However, it was short lived as an opportunity for a nurse practitioner (NP) position came along within the Urology group—and I have been working in the Urology Clinic as an NP since 2000.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I have a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. I still stay very connected and allow myself to indulge in different forms of arts, such as drawing and painting. I go to art fairs just to look around and appreciate different forms of artistic expressions.
What is your favorite pastime?
Walking (great time for me to reflect) and reading
Favorite part of working here?
UW Health is a great institution as a first class academic health center and research. There is a tremendous wealth of knowledge to draw from on a daily basis, and we offer superb health care delivery. Regardless of which nursing role I have had the opportunity to provide care for patients within the UW Health organization, the patients have always and will continue to be the center of my work - it has always given me the most satisfaction to be a part of the health care team that makes a person whole and hopefully completes the "circle" for that patient. It continues to be a privilege to contribute to providing prompt access to health care within this organization.
If you were granted one wish, what would it be?
To be an instrument to improve access to health care for minorities as well as to raise awareness about prostate cancer through community education.