“Taking care of the patient begins with developing a relationship that guides the diagnosis and care. Treatment follows when you have the patient’s trust, which is developed through listening to them and being empathetic.”
Kristen Connolly, CRNP has joined Mount Nittany Health Urology.
“I’ve lived in this area on and off over the years and wanted to be part of a great organization that is known for excellence in our area,” said Kristen.
Kristen earned a Bachelor of Science in applied meteorology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She then earned both a bachelor’s and a Master of Science in nursing from Penn State University. She is a family nurse practitioner.
“Taking care of the patient begins with developing a relationship that guides the diagnosis and care,” said Kristen. “Treatment follows when you have the patient’s trust, which is developed through listening to them and being empathetic.”
Kristin’s extensive healthcare background includes clinical experience in family practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, OB/GYN, and home health. She also has more than three years of RN surgical, endoscopy and critical care clinical experience.
Kristen’s early career was in meteorology. Her career path changed when her mother became ill, and she began to volunteer at Mount Nittany Health.
“My family inspires me,” said Kristen. “I’ve seen care through many different perspectives, and I treat patients the way I would want my family to be treated.”
Kristen has developed a special interest in emergency preparedness. Having lived in Florida and experiencing hurricanes greatly influenced this interest.
Kristen is also a golfer, amateur photographer, and world traveler with Peru, New Zealand, and Portugal highlighting her travel experiences. She is also married and the owner of two dogs – a 15-year-old shitzu and a 16-year-old lab.
|Medical Education||The Pennsylvania State University|
|Undergraduate Degree||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|