Hello, Everyone! My name is Kira and I am a Family Nurse Practitioner at Phoenix Rising Family Medicine.
My desire to become a Nurse practitioner started in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where I was a bedside nurse for almost 10 years. As a Staff Nurse in the ICU, Resource Nurse to my peers, and Rapid Response Nurse for the entire hospital, I have seen firsthand how chronic disease and lifestyle choices affect patients and their families. Fascinated by the human body, the passion to advocate for my patients, and the unrelenting desire to make a difference, I knew I had to take my career beyond the bedside. My experience, coupled with my passion, have brought me right where I want to be: side by side with my dear friend and mentor, Dani.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health and Science University in 2011. I also have a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon where I majored in Human Physiology. And finally, in August 2020, I graduated with my Master’s degree in Family Nursing Practice from Gonzaga University.
Throughout this time, not only has my education and experience expanded, but so has my family. My husband, Beau, and my girls, Scarlett and Shyla, are my greatest motivation for making this transition. I am so thrilled to join Dani and I cannot wait to get to know you and provide exceptional care to your entire family. See you all soon!
Call 503-339-7689 today to become one of Kira's patients!