For more than 19 years, Winoka Banks has provided compassionate care to the people of her hometown, New Orleans. "I always wanted to be a nurse," Winoka says. "It wasn't until after Hurricane Katrina that I decided to become a nurse practitioner." Today, she is helping JenCare patients manage the health and enjoy a higher quality of life. "The most rewarding part of my job is having the ability to help change lives for the better," she adds. "I involve my patients in their healthcare. It's a team effort. Guiding them to make the right decision helps lead to greater accountability and better results."
Winoka is a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 19 years nursing experience in geriatric, medical surgical, infectious disease, long-term care and retail community care. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, MS, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA.
She is a registered nurse and an advanced-practice registered nurse licensed in the state of Louisiana. Winoka is also board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.
In her free time, Winoka likes to stay active by walking, dancing and cooking for her husband and two daughters.