Specialties: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Kristine Harrington is an adult gerontology nurse practitioner who specializes in palliative care for adults undergoing treatment for cancer. Her passion is enhancing the quality of life for her patients and their loved ones. She is committed to being by your side during the ups and downs of your journey. She also strongly believes in empowering the entire health care team to be confident in building skills and resilience to make patient care a supportive and helpful experience.
Originally from southern California, Kristine pursued an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology and gender studies from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, followed by a year of theological studies at Duke Divinity School, before realizing that nursing was where she belonged.
Prior to joining Providence, she was on the inpatient palliative medicine team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Her nursing background includes experience in community health, oncology and hospice care.
She also loves to teach and has been appointed as adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Portland School of Nursing starting in August 2018. She has also served as adjunct clinical faculty for Duke University School of Nursing (where she was honored to receive an Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award) and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
In her free time, Kristine can be found playing outside when the sun is shining, corralling her three dogs, practicing yoga. In her free time she enjoys theater, dance, reading cooking and recently started learning to scuba dive! She is thrilled to be back in Oregon, where her nursing journey began.
University of Portland School of Nursing (MS in Clinical Nurse Leadership, BSN) – 2012 Duke University School of Nursing (Post Master’s Certificate, Oncology Specialty) – 2015 Duke University School of Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice) – 2018