Borru Liou, APN

Nurse Practitioner

What Borru likes most about working in healthcare is the privilege of forming a trusting patient-provider relationship. In the relationship, she is entrusted with patient concerns, and has the opportunity to utilize her resources to help them get well both physically and mentally. Borru feels this is the ultimate reward of a trusting relationship.

She earned a BS in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, and a Master of Education in Educational Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Borru went on to earn a BS in Nursing from Spalding University, and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Louisville. She also received the Dean’s Award for Highest Scholarship from University of Louisville, School of Nursing with a GPA of 4.0. Borru is trained in suturing, trigger point injections, and performing pap smears. She utilizes Jean Watson’s “Caring Science as Sacred Science” as the modal to practice nursing/medicine. In the modal, health is defined as “unity and harmony within the mind, body, and soul; health is associated with the degree of congruence between the self as perceived and the self as experienced.” Borru has a deep respect for the wonders and mysteries of life and recognizes that spiritual and ethical dimensions are major elements of the human process.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Borru has lived in Louisville for twenty years. She and her husband own a trailer and a popup, and their favorite vacation is camping with their two children and their pet (an 11-year-old rabbit) at a national or state park. When they’re camping, she indulges her love of nature and animals on their daily 7–8 mile hikes.