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Kristina Hernandez

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Kristina Hernandez, FNP-C, BC-ADM, is an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, VA Nursing Partnership Program Sacramento Campus. Her primary areas of teaching include applied assessment and nursing fundamentals. Her clinical expertise includes medical-surgical and telemetry nursing and Inpatient glycemic management. She is the first graduate of the APP Inpatient Glycemic Team Fellowship at UC Davis Medical center and is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. She first became inspired to enter the field of nursing as a young patient who was seen by a very compassionate pediatric nurse practitioner for many years. In turn she strives to inspire her students as they prepare to enter into the nursing profession and care for patients.


  • Diabetes care
  • Inpatient glycemic management
  • Acute care nursing
  • Preventative care

Research Areas

  • Diabetes care and education
  • Health equity and access to care
  • Preventative care


  • Multidisciplinary Diabetes Care Committee, UC Davis Medical Center
  • APP Journal Club Committee, UC Davis Medical Center


  • Samuel Merritt University, APRN, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2020
  • Loyola University Chicago, BS in Biology, 2014
  • Loyola University Chicago, BS in Anthropology 2014

Prior Experience

  • Nurse Practitioner II, UC Davis Medical Center - Inpatient Glycemic Team
  • APP Fellow, UC Davis Medical Center - Inpatient Glycemic Team
  • Clinical Nurse, Adventist Health Rideout
  • RN Residency, Medical Surgical/Telemetry - Adventist Health Rideout

Selected Publications