Faculty Profile

Kristine Twite Lehnen, Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • Nurse-Midwife,WHCNP
  • Assistant Professor
  • RCF & Regional Team Lead
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Kristine Twite Lehnen is a Frontier Nursing University CNEP class 133 graduate, and subsequently earned her post-master's WHNP certificate. In 2019, while working a full-scope midwifery position in California's Napa Valley, she completed her DNP following a quality improvement project focused on providing patient-centered care by implementing the ACOG breastfeeding toolkit for the outpatient clinic setting. She is involved with the California Nurse-Midwives Association as a social media volunteer. Along with being a nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner, she is also an IBCLC, and has a strong commitment to helping ensure women reach their breastfeeding goals. Kristine is passionate about ensuring all pregnant people have a safe and satisfying birth experience. She is committed to facilitating patient education and empowerment, shared decision making, and reducing healthcare disparities. Kristine’s prior teaching experiences includes teaching undergraduate nursing students as adjunct faculty at Dominican University of California from 2014-2020. Kristine joined FNU as faculty in 2020 and splits her time between Course Faculty and Regional Clinical Faculty for California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan. She practices midwifery in the San Francisco Bay Area.