Dr. Wairimu Kungu decided to become a Nurse Practitioner because she wanted to further her education to gain autotomy in delivering safe, holistic, patient-centered care. She chose to specialize in cardiology because it has always fascinated them. She leverages her Sigma Theta Tau Honor Nursing Society and American College of Cardiology memberships to stay current on new health care practices and guidelines so she can provide her patients with evidence-based care.
Dr. Kungu earned her BSN from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner from Arizona State University. Her nursing career began at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, on the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit. She has a wide range of nursing experience, working 7.5 years in cardiology as well as Home Health Pediatrics, Home Health Infusion, and Behavioral Health. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she became a Travel RN on a Telemetry COVID Unit for a year.
What makes Dr. Kungu different from other providers is that she has lived in various places and interacted with people of many different cultural backgrounds, giving her a unique world view she uses in treating her patients and working together to improve their health.
Dr. Kungu was born in Nairobi, Kenya and loves to share her culture, food, and music. She still has family living in Kenya and she loves to travel and visit them, as well as discovering new places and cultures. Dr. Kungu even traveled to Beijing China in 2018 and loved walking the Great Wall of China.