Meet Audrey Apanovitch, APRN

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Audrey Apanovitch, MSN, FNP-C

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Get to know

Audrey is a board-certified nurse practitioner who has always had a passion for orthopedics. While growing up playing multiple sports, Audrey has seen firsthand how an injury can affect a person’s physical and mental health. Due to this, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career devoted to promoting the best possible outcomes for all kinds of orthopedic patients.

After four years in the operating room as an RN, Audrey received her NP license and had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Thomas McDonald specializing in treating issues of the foot and ankle. Audrey received her BSN from the University of Connecticut in 2019, and her MSN from Chamberlain University in 2023. Audrey’s goal as a practitioner is to ensure each patient is heard, understood, and has a voice in every step of their care.

dr. thomas mcdonald with patient

Training and experience

Growing up in a military family, Dr. McDonald lived throughout many regions of the country. He spent most of his formative years in Tennessee, where he learned to appreciate “good food, good manners, and great people.” He then completed his undergraduate degree at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he was selected as an All-American football player. His medical training took him from Memphis to Hartford to Dallas. His professional and volunteer activities have ranged from San Francisco to New York to Hanoi, Vietnam. 


“All these experiences have shaped my approach to patient care,” he explained. “No matter what our differences or from where we hail, we all approach our health with a similar intention – we want straightforward information with which to make informed, personalized decisions.”

dr. thomas mcdonald with patient


Dr. McDonald understands that injury, immobility, and pain are worrisome and stressful for his patients, and he enjoys helping them face this adversity, determine their goals, and craft personalized solutions that feel right for them.


“Either conservatively or surgically, my goal is always to help my patients understand their problem and put themselves in control of their pathway to healing and recovery,” he said.


When he’s not trying to help patients make good orthopedic decisions, Dr. McDonald spends most of my time trying to help his four children make good life decisions.


“Despite all my years of training, it is this educational experience that has taught me the most about life and happiness,” he said.


Master of science in nursing (MSN) • family nurse practitioner • september 2020 – march 2023

Chamberlain University | Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) • september 2015 – may 2019

Vice President of the 2019 Graduating Class

University of Connecticut | Storrs, CT


Licensure & Certifications

Registered Nurse First-Assist (RNFA) • May 2023 – present

National Institute of First Assisting (NIFA)

Family Nurse practitioner (FNP-C) • April 2023 – Present • Exp. march 2025

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Registered Nurse (RN) •August 2019 – present • exp. march 2025

State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) •September 2023 – present • exp. September 2025

American Heart Association


American Heart Association

Associations & Membersips

Sigma Theta Tau National Honors Society | June 2022 – Present

For high academic achievement at Chamberlain University

American Association of Nurse Practitioners | November 2021 - Present

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars | June 2016 - May 2019

For high academic achievement at the University of Connecticut

UConn Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society | January 2016 - May 2019

For high academic achievement at the University of Connecticut


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission Temperatures of Infants 1500 g or More: The Cold Truth | August 2020

Conducted at Connecticut Children's NICU and published in Advances in Neonatal Care

Permission to park: A statewide study of high school parking permits to determine compliance with graduated driver licensing law | September 2015

Published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

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