Christina "Tina" Kurkowski, MS, ONC, CNOR, ANP-C, ONP-C
Tina’s dedication to her profession is demonstrated by her membership in the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA). Tina has over 30 years of clinical and instructional experience in orthopedic nursing. She also holds a clinical adjunct faculty position at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and currently practices as surgical orthopedic nurse practitioner. With an MS from UW-Madison, she brings years of hands-on clinical experience in healthcare and wellness.
Tina has been an editor for Orthopedic Operating Room Manual and a peer-reviewed author of many chapters and journal articles, including Orthopedic Nursing, NAON Core Curriculum and Orthopedic Nursing Journal. She was honored at NAON’s 34th annual congress, receiving a distinguished service award that recognizes an individual who has advanced orthopedic nursing through his or her actions and efforts. Tina has presented both nationally and internationally for NAON and AAOS, along with many other organizations within the U.S. She is particularly known for her ability to provide practical information to interdisciplinary healthcare audiences. Tina’s high energy and genuine enthusiasm creates her signature approach to education.