Kristen Petrelli, FNP-BC, AOCNP, serves as Colorado Urology’s Oncology Patient Navigator, working closely with each patient’s urologist and advanced practice provider to guide and support patients and caregivers through the prostate cancer journey. As an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner, Kristen works with patients from the time of diagnosis to the end of treatment, providing timely access to comprehensive prostate cancer treatment and an efficient referral process for the resources patients need. Along with being a specialist for prostate cancer injection and oral therapies, Kristen is also accredited in chemotherapy and biotherapy treatments in order to provide up-to-date patient education and address questions as needed.
Kristen has worked with cancer patients of all ages since 2003. Prior to obtaining her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2013 from Columbia University in New York, NY, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and worked as a registered nurse in both pediatric and adult care. As a registered nurse, Kristen focused on FDA-approved therapies as well as
research treatment options. As her passion for evidence-based care is vast, she is also currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing with a focus on utilizing advanced practice providers to promote wellness in the cancer patient population.