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Gena Foster, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

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Gena grew up on a farm in the woods of northern Minnesota and is grateful she has called Lincoln her home for over twenty years. Gena, her husband, and their daughters enjoy a healthy, active family life filled with boating, camping, biking, and more. In her spare time, Gena enjoys running both as exercise and a meditative practice.

Gena graduated with her practical nursing degree from Southeast Community College in 1997 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Union College in 1999, where she received the award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing. Just four years later, in 2003, she was invited back to Union’s campus to serve as Assistant Professor of Maternal Child Health, a role she served in for seven years. During that time, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2004. Also while at Union and for several years after transitioning from teaching back into full-time practice, Gena worked with colleagues at Gynecologic Surgeons & Obstetricians, P.C. In 2013, she was honored to be nominated for the March of Dimes Excellence in Nursing Award and then humbled to receive it. In early 2015, a new opportunity arose and Gena launched Wholehearted Healthcare, P.C., a nurse practitioner-owned and -operated holistic primary healthcare clinic.

Gena is certified by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) in colposcopy, board certified in Family Practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and a breastfeeding educator. She is amember of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) and the organization of Nebraska Nurse Practitioners (NNP). In the community, Gena volunteered for six years with the Old Cheney Road Farmers’ Market and currently gives one evening a month to Clinic with a Heart.