Kristie Pencil, APRN-CNP is a highly-skilled Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University and later went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing from Wright State University. She has over 13 years of experience in the medical field and now specializes in vascular surgery. Kristie Pencil earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University.
What is a Certified Nurse Practitioner?
A certified nurse practitioner is a licensed provider that has completed a master's or doctoral degree program and has advanced clinical training. They work in collaboration with physicians to diagnose and treat health conditions. Like physicians, they can make referrals, provide physical exams, order and interpret tests, and prescribe medications.