DeLana Gardner was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania with one sibling. Educated in Seventh-Day-Adventist Schools, and always having a heart for servitude, it was only natural to pursue a career that promotes serving the public.
Understanding the concept of climbing the health care ladder she started as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the early 90s and later went on to obtain a Practical Nursing License in 1998 while working toward becoming a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Delaware County Community College with an Associate Degree in the Science of Nursing in 2001. She worked in various Critical Care areas including medical surgical, cardiology and emergency nursing before relocating to Arizona.
After relocating, and gaining experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse she also co-developed, marketed and taught a program for teenagers. She was involved with First Things First, through Arizona’s Children’s Association, teaching Infant Brain Development classes to educators and the general public.
In 2010 She pursued a graduate degree from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky, and obtained a Master’s degree in the study of the Science of Nursing, with specific emphasis and a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013. In 2016 she completed her Doctorates degree with Frontier Nursing University. She has solid experience in caring for patients across all facets of life from the pediatric to the geriatric population. She also cares for patients in their home by making house calls and providing end of life care. She is married to a wonderful and supporting man and together they have 4 beautiful children.