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Kristin Rhodes

Kristin Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Board Certified Primary Care

After Kristin received her bachelor's in nursing from UCLA, she worked at Hoag Hospital in oncology then later in the community with persons with HIV. She returned to UCLA for her master's degree in the family nurse practitioner program with a sub-specialty in neuropsychiatry. She is nationally certified in family practice. She is an associate clinical professor for the schools of nursing at UCLA and UCI, mentoring nurse practitioner students at the office. Her areas of interest are in addiction, women's health, adolescent health and asthma/allergy. Kristin serves in various board positions for the Orange County Chapter of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and is the Speaker for the House for CANP through 2011.

Nursing Education:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Master's of Science, Nursing: Primary Care Program, Family Nurse Practitioner with sub-specialty certificate for Neuropsychiatric Nurse Practitioner - 1999
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor's of Science, Nursing - 1991
  • Registered Nurse, California Board of Registered Nurses – since 1991
  • Nurse Practitioner Certificate, California Board of Registered Nurses
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – since 1999

Work History:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner at California State University, Fullerton Student Health & Counseling Center, Fullerton, CA 2002 - Present
  • Family Nurse Practitioner at Fred Galluccio, M.D. Newport Beach, CA 1999 - 2002
  • Family Nurse Practitioner at New Directions for Women, Inc. in Costa Mesa, CA 1999 - 2002


  • California Association of Nurse Practitioners, Orange County Chapter President - Present
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Member - 1999-Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau - 1999-2001Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - 1995-1996
  • U.C.L.A. School of Nursing Alumni Association - 1993-1996
  • U.C.L.A. School of Nursing and BruinNurse, Vice President and Board Member, Liaison/Writer - 1993-1996

Honors & Awards:

  • Titan Excellence Award - Cal State University, Fullerton - 2004
  • Treasurer, Graduate Students in Nursing at U.C.L.A. - 1998-1999
  • Scholarship Recipient - Nurse in Washington Internship - 1999
  • Volunteer, U.C.L.A. Alumni/Recruitment for Undergraduates - 1997-1998
  • Volunteer, Cancer and Heart Disease Risk Study - Hoag Hospital - 1992-1994
  • Who's Who Among Colleges & Universities List - 1991
  • U.C.L.A. School of Nursing Alumni Undergraduate Award - 1991
  • President, Nursing Students at U.C.L.A. - 1990-1991

Clinical Site Experience:

  • Fred Galluccio, M.D., Newport Beach, CA - 1999
  • Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim, CA - 1998-1999
  • Burke Health Center, Santa Monica, CA - 1998

Professional Presentations:

  • Alcoholism and the Patient, CANP State Conference March 2010
  • Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction, UCI School of Nursing, Vulnerable Populations course
  • Nursing Advocacy, CSULB Nursing, Professional Roles
  • Addiction and the Management of Addicted Patients - Nurse Practitioner Students of CSUF/UCI Program - 2004
  • Biopsychosocial Model for Addiction - Health 101 and Abnormal Psychology CSUF - 2002-2004
  • Myths of Contraception - SCUF Women's Center - 2002-2003
  • What You Should Know About Irregular Menses - SCUF Women's Center - 2003
  • Managing Psychotropic Medications - CSUF Student Health and Counseling Center - 2003


If I had to give my patients a token of what best describes my talent as a nurse practitioner, it would be cashmere gloves. Patients say I have a soft touch, a gentle approach and I always use my hands (and mind) to provide the best care possible. When not at work, I enjoy great dining, cooking, long walks, concerts, games, travel, camping, movies and TV with my husband and friends; anything with my dog or 4 nephews; and quiet time cross-stitching, rubberstamping and paper crafts.