Nurse Practitioner Kristi Brownell Joins Covenant Clinic posted 6/6/2017 in News Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is pleased to welcome Kristi Brownell, ARNP to Covenant Clinic in Oelwein. Brownell is a nurse practitioner who will start with the clinic at the beginning of June.Mrs. Brownell is excited to continue her career in the organization. “I started my nursing career at Mercy Hospital and am excited to pursue a practice within the system. This community has always been my home,” she said.Brownell received her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree from Allen College in Waterloo in 2016. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2009 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids in 1997.Prior to joining Covenant Clinic, Brownell has been the nurse manager of Mercy Living Plus, a retirement community housed on the third floor of Mercy Hospital for the past three years. “I wanted to get closer to patients again since I have worked on the management end of nursing the past few years. I chose family medicine so I can build a working relationship with my patients across their life span.”Mrs. Brownell lives on a farm near Westgate with her husband and two children and is active in the local community. She is involved in 4-H and has a passion for raising and showing horses with her daughter. She also supports extracurricular activities at West Central High School in Maynard.You will find Kristi Brownell, ARNP at the Covenant Clinic office located at 129 8th Avenue SE in Oelwein.