University of Nebraska Medical Center

Heather Kaestner, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-C, WHNP-BC

Instructor, UNMC College of Nursing


Heather Kaestner received her BSN from the accelerated program at Creighton University in December 2009, after graduating with a BSA in Psychology in May 2008 from Creighton University. She received her MSN as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner from Creighton University in May of 2016 and a Post-Master's Certificate in Women's Health from UNMC in May of 2019. She has worked in multiple settings as a RN including ICU, Pediatric Home Health, and Hospice. She has worked as a FNP in the clinic, Hospice and Quick Care settings. Currently she is employed as an Instructor at the UNMC College of Nursing-Kearney Division and is working at Heartland Health Center utilizing her FNP and WHNP.
  • 2009, BSN, Creighton University
  • 2016, MSN, Creighton University
  • Intensive Care Unit Nursing.
  • Pediatric Home Care Nursing.
  • Home Infusion Nursing.
  • Hospice Nursing and APRN.
  • Family Practice Clinic APRN.
  • Quick Care Clinic APRN.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing-Iota Tau Chapter and Gamma Pi at-Large Chapter.
  • Nebraska Nurses Association.
  • American Nurses Association.
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
  • Nebraska Nurse Practitioner.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Nurse Practioners in Women's Health.