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New provider joins Nevada Orthopedic

Christine Apel, ACNP-BC

Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center is proud to announce the addition of Christine Apel, ACNP-BC, a board certified acute care nurse practitioner. She specializes in the area of orthopedic trauma and spine surgery and works closely with orthopedic trauma and spine surgeon Thomas L. Vater, D.O.

She is board certified by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and possesses the education and training necessary to independently perform health assessments; order and interpret a full spectrum of diagnostic tests and procedures; determine medical diagnoses; and evaluate the outcomes of surgical procedures.

She has also earned the designation of Registered Nurse First Assist from The National Institute of First Assisting. This designation means that she is qualified to assist surgeons during procedures.

Prior to joining the practice, Christine was a specialist in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, a Level 1 trauma facility that provides the highest degree of care in the treatment of all injuries.

Christine was a resource pool registered nurse for more than 10 years before becoming a nurse practitioner. As a resource pool nurse, she gained valuable and varied experience rotating between many hospital areas including interventional radiology, emergency and a variety of intensive care units including trauma, surgery and cardiology.

Christine, who has had her collaborative medical research published, received both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

Christine was born and raised in the Philippines, is fluent in both Tagalog and Cebuano and currently resides in Henderson with her husband and two children.

Christine will be seeing patients at the practice’s Las Vegas location on West Washington Avenue. To request an appointment, call 702-258-3773 or click here.

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