"Specialty care from a family practice background, providing a holistic approach to wellness." Ms. Christison graduated from Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. with an associate degree in nursing. She was accepted into the first surgery fellowship offered to new grads at Emanuel Hospital and trauma center in Portland, Ore., where she was trained as a scrub and circulating nurse in neurosurgery, pediatrics, urology, general, and ENT. During her 12 years at Emanuel, Ms. Christison completed a bachelor's degree in nursing from Linfield College and a master's degree as a family nurse practitioner from Washington State University. During her master's training, she completed specialty training in numerous fields, including pediatric, adult, geriatric, gynecologic, ENT, and neurology. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Since joining The Oregon Clinic, Ms. Christison has added RNFA to her list of credentials, enabling her to assist in all surgeries performed by The Oregon Clinic Neurosurgery.
Washington State University 2013
National Institute of First Assisting
She is a member of AORN: the Association of Operating Room Nurses, and is a CNOR: Certified Nurse of the Operating Room.