Amy Kleinhans, DNP, RN, AGNP-C, CEPS
Expertise: Nurse Practitioner
Amy is a Certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of cardiovascular nursing experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University in Spokane, Washington, and has worked as a nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit, Cardiovascular ICU, Cardiac Cath and Electrophysiology Labs. She had the pleasure of living, working, and volunteering overseas as a nurse from 2007-2010, and upon returning to the US decided to advance her nursing knowledge and education.
She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix, Arizona. Her Doctorate Study Project, “Educational Strategies for Improving Quality of Life in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Recipients,” has been presented at both national and international conferences.
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Amy also worked as an Electrophysiology Research Coordinator at Tri-City Cardiology, and served as a Research Fellow at ASU’s Biodesign Institute.
She has presented at several nursing conferences and holds professional memberships with the following organizations:
- American Nurses Association/Arizona Nurses Association
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- The Honor Society of Nursing-Sigma Theta Tau International
- Heart Rhythm Society
Amy has served as faculty at the Heart Rhythm Society’s Annual Scientific Sessions, and she is certified by the International Board of Heart Rhythm examiners as a Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS).
Amy’s philosophy of care leans heavily to the idea of empowering patients in their own care through knowledge and education. Her doctorate project was focused on helping to alleviate anxiety in defibrillator patients through education. She has a specific passion for heart rhythm management and heart failure care.
6750 E. Baywood Ave., Suite 301, Mesa, AZ 85206
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