Kristi S. Kroenlein, MS, APN-BC, FNP

A life long interest in health care, at age 14 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, Kristi graduated from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville with a Master's Degree in Science and a postgraduate degree as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. Kristi is Board Certified by the American College of Nursing, in her specialty & an active member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing.

She continues to advancer her knowledge and skills through professional conferences and workshops. Kristi also serves as a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students who are earning their Master's Degree and as a guest 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.

Kristi's personal interests are flower/water gardening and restoration of older homes. Kristi, her husband, their collie and two cats reside in Peoria, in one of the historic homes they have lovingly restored.