Kirsten received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. She then earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining the Pulmonary/Critical Care team, Kirsten operated as a Registered Nurse with the Ochsner Medical Center team obtaining over 3 years of experience in Nursing. She is also an active member of the American Nurses Association.