Kristen Mitchell is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Affiliated Dermatology. In 2010, Kristen graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Then she went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing degree with honors from the University of Phoenix in 2019. Kristen is board-certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and was also certified as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in 2017.

Kristen was born in Warminster, Pennsylvania, but has resided in Arizona for 30 years which prompted her love for skin cancer prevention and dermatology. In addition, skin cancer prevention became her mission when her father was first diagnosed with skin cancer when she was a teenager. Kristen chose to become a Nurse Practitioner after spending 10 years as a registered nurse. As an RN, her focus was in the Arizona Burn Center Intensive Care and Trauma Unit where she found her passion in caring for patients with a vast array of skin disorders and supporting patients not only from a physical standpoint but a psychosocial standpoint as well. Kristen’s goal as a provider is patient satisfaction with an emphasis on developing trusting relationships with her patients. She enjoys providing quality care that improves her patients’ quality of life through better disease management and the personal feeling of making a difference in someone’s life.

In her free time, Kristen loves spending time with her daughter who dances competitively, and her son who plays football. They love to travel and explore new countries—with the goal of visiting one new country per year. When Kristen and her family aren’t traveling, they enjoy spending time outdoors, playing games, trying new recipes, and cuddling their Golden-doodle, Lily. Kristen is also on the board of The Youth Village, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and helping children succeed at home, at school, and in their extracurricular activities.