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Kristin Ahrens 

Kristin Ahrens

Kristin Ahrens, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, is an adjunct instructor at Purdue Global’s School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Michigan and her MSN and DNP from Case Western Reserve University. She has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a school-based health clinic for over 22 years. In addition, she has taught master’s level nursing courses for 10 years and continues pursuing her own learning. Her doctoral focus was on cardiac risk factors in children, and she has special interest in adolescent health. She served as the nurse practitioner representative on the State of Michigan Board of Nursing from 2017-2021 and President of Michigan NAPNAP from 2007-2009. She is an avid reader, wife and mom to a 14-year-old son and 2-year-old English Springer Spaniel. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering for community organizations, traveling and swimming.