Dena Meeter, APR-N
Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Las Vegas, NV
Dena K. Meeter, APRN, returned to Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center summer of 2021 after leaving in 2017 to start a family. She specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics including Scoliosis and Spine Deformities in children and adolescents. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Meeter works closely with the Pediatric Team at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center.
Dena received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. She then received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Diego.
Before joining Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, Dena was on staff as a Nurse Practitioner with Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego for more than five years. Rady Children’s Hospital has one of the highest ranked Pediatric Orthopedic Programs in the United States; during her tenure there, she specialized in Pediatric Scoliosis and Spine Deformities as well as Fracture and Injury Management. Following her time at Rady Children’s Specialists, Dena had the privilege of spending a year in Hawaii as a Nurse Practitioner with Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children. Mrs. Meeter holds the proud distinction of being the first Nurse Practitioner at Kapi’olani Orthopedic Associates.
Dena is an advocate for an active and healthy lifestyle. She encourages and educates her patients on preventive health measures, including weight management, healthy food choices and the importance of exercise and stretching.
In her spare time, Dena enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys taking her dog on long walks.