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“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA

“The way of the future of absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA

“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA

“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA!  If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you!  Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long

“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course!  It is truly intensive but so worth it!  I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can.  All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” —  Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor,

Melissa Cardine MSN, RN, WOCN, iRNPA
The Bridge RN Patient Advocates, PLLC


(602) 499-4584

About Me


I have been a nurse for nearly 20 years.  I received my Bachelor of Nursing in 1997 and my Masters in Nursing in 2002.  My passion is listening to patients, families and care givers. I have done that at every turn in a nursing career that spans from complex home health care services, hospital nursing, and to opening a nationally recognized outpatient treatment center.


Personal Statement

truly believe that healing accelerates when patients and health care providers connect and build a common understanding of one’s health goals. I believe this process is most effective when both sides of the healing dialog are informed about a comprehensive picture of a person’s situation. Unfortunately the current health care system limits the ability of both the patient and their health care providers to achieve this with regularity.



The vision of The Bridge RN Patient Advocates is “Bridging the gaps from diagnosis to healing through personalized, holistic, RN advocacy”.  Is it time you tell your story and heal yourself in order to live a life of wellness? The Bridge is here to help you go from being diagnosed or labeled with a disease to finding your own defined place of healing.

Services Provided

  • Complete an initial comprehensive assessment of your personal situation.
  • Research and inform you about available treatment options.
  • Provide you with information to better understand what you are encountering in the health care world.
  • Create a personal plan for you to make informed medical decisions. 
  • Educate you how to become your own health advocate.

Goal: The focus is to provide you education and resources for you to be able to communicate your needs and make informed choices. You will feel empowered and in control of managing your health. 



  • Independent RN Patient Advocate
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Wound and Ostomy Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Integrative and Functional Medicine
  • Teaching and Education
  • Research


  • National Network of RN Patient Advocates
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Holistic Nurses Association
  • The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates

Contact us!

RN Patient Advocates, PLC

3400 West Goret Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-743-7008
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