Kierra CalicoKierra Calico, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C

“I’m passionate about providing high-quality care and education to patients of all ages and different backgrounds. I believe that everyone should receive the same amount of care no matter their background. I enjoy spending time with my patients, getting to know them. This helps us create a better care plan together.”

Kierra Calico, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, brings more than 10 continuous years of education and clinical experience to her new role as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Health Partnership Clinic. Her professional background, which has mostly occurred in the Kansas City metropolitan area, has taken her as far as South Korea, where she worked for two years as a school nurse at United States Army Garrison-Humphreys, south of Seoul, while her husband served as related to his job as a Corrections Officer. There, she saw students in grades 5-12 from Guam, Germany, Japan and elsewhere, performing physical assessments, screenings and administering medications as needed. She also taught teachers and staff CPR.

Kierra was drawn to work at HPC by the opportunity to see patients experiencing a wide variety of medical issues, and who can range in age from newborn to senior citizen on any given day.

She was also attracted to HPC’s patient population and commitment to serving those in the community regardless of their ability to pay. “Taking care of underserved patients is the most rewarding. It can be challenging sometimes but the patients are always grateful. Many places won’t take care of them due to their financial situation,” she said.

From Olathe, Kierra’s education and training has taken her to several area schools. She first became a Licensed Practical Nurse at Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley in Kansas City in 2013 and most recently, earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in St Louis, Missouri in December 2021. She has earned numerous licensures and certifications from both the Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Nursing and from the American Heart Association.

Kierra’s passion for health promotion is rooted in hundreds of hours spent performing clinical work that ranged from primary care to women’s reproductive health and wellness.

Kierra and her husband, who has 10 years of military service, live in Fort Leavenworth and are parents to Kori, a toddler daughter. Kierra enjoys travel, watching movies and life beyond the years of formal schooling that have prepared her as a Family Nurse Practitioner.