Heather Franz, APRN, AGCNS-BC

Heather Franz is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).  Heather received her Master of Science in Nursing from the UT Austin School of Nursing in 2014.  She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing as an advanced practice nurse and nationally certified to practice as an Adult and Gerontology CNS. She is prepared to  evaluate, diagnose, prescribe medication, manage treatment, and perform certain office-based procedures. She collaborates closely with her supervising physician, Dr. Peter Ruff, in order to provide high quality, timely care to their patient base. She enjoys spending additional time with patients to educate them about their health and partnering with patients to determine the best treatment plan.

Prior to joining Urology Austin as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Heather spent several years with Austin Gastroenterology working as a CNS. Additionally, prior to obtaining her Masters degree she was a Registered Nurse with St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys cooking, hiking, boating, and spending time with friends, family, and her dogs.