Kristi S. Kroenlein, MS, APN-BC, FNP
A life long interest in health care, at age 14 Practitioner Kristi Kroenlein began as a candy striper volunteering her time in a pediatric unit. At age 16 she became certified as a nursing assistant and worked as such until she graduated from college. She earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois in 1990. In 2002, Practitioner Kroenlein graduated from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville with a Master's Degree in Science and a postgraduate degree as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a PH.D candidate at Northwestern University where she will receive her doctorate degree. She is Board Certified by the American College of Nursing, in her specialty & an active member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing. Her professional interests are managing patients with Diabeties, High Colesteral, Asthma, and Depression, and well as Women's Health.
She continues to advance her knowledge and skills through professional conferences and workshops. She also serves as a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students who are earning their Master's Degree and as lecturer at local Universities. She believes that learning is a life long process and that we can all achieve our personal and professional goals, no matter what our age.
Her personal intersts are flower/water gardning and restoration of older homes. She and her husband, their collie and 4 cats reside in Peoria, in one of the historic homes they have lovingly restored.