Kayla is a Georgia native, having grown up in the Atlanta area. She earned both her BSN with a Spanish minor and MSN with a concentration in Family Practice at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. After completing her BSN, she worked as an RN in pediatric hematology/oncology for 5 years and adult medical oncology for 3 years, before going on to earn her MSN degree. She moved from Atlanta to the Eugene/Springfield area in 2018, working as a nurse practitioner. She developed a special interest in urology after a rotation while in school. She is looking forward to gaining a new area of expertise in urology, while building upon knowledge earned from a background in oncology. She works hard to ensure her patients always feel well informed and taken care of. She enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, baking, crafting/painting, traveling, reading, podcasts, music, and comedy shows.

Kayla O’Brien, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner


Master of Science Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner, Kennesaw State University, GA,  2017
Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Minor in Spanish, Kennesaw State University, GA, 2012

Certification and Licensure

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Board Certification
Oregon Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Oregon Registered Professional Nurse
Georgia Registered Professional Nurse
Healthcare Provider BLS (CPR & AED) Certification

Medical Experience

Nurse Practitioner, Oregon Urology Institute, Springfield, OR,  2020 Рcurrent
Nurse Practitioner, Willamette Valley Institute and Research Center, Eugene, OR 2018-2020
Registered Nurse, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, 2015-2018
Registered Nurse, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 2013-2018
Nurse Externship, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA, 2012
Nurse Technician, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, 2012-2013