American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Education and Experience
Richard McCoy graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Later he attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), before going on to earn a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Before joining SEARHC, Richard gained most of his professional experience working with Northeast Montana STAT Air Ambulance; Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage; Mat Su Regional Medical Center; Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Joint Venture Hospital; and Eastern Aleutian Tribes Village Clinics.
When asked to comment about joining the SEARHC community, Richard said “Healthcare is a second career for me. I commercial fished in Southeast Alaska and was able to attend nursing school in Anchorage on a grant from the State of Alaska for displaced fishermen. I am happy to be able to return to Southeast Alaska and make it our family’s home.”
Primary and emergency medical care as well as providing care to children are the heart of Richard’s career focus. Outside the clinic his faith, family, fishing, and enjoying the natural beauty and people of Alaska are his passion.