Deanna McConnell, FNP

Deanna McConnell FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner





Deanna McConnell MSN, FNP-BC

Education: California State University, Chico University of Alaska, Anchorage
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center

Mrs. McConnell is a local product born in Gridley. She attended Chico State obtaining her Bachelor of  Science in Nursing; Magna Cum Laude in 1993. She worked at Enloe Hospital on the medical surgical unit for three years prior to leaving on an adventure to Alaska. She lived in Alaska for the next fifteen years working as a Registered Nurse in emergency Room and critical care settings including trauma, neuro, cardiothoracic surgery and medical ICU. When she decided to advance her education as a nurse practitioner she transferred to the children’s hospital to gain pediatric experience. For the next three years she worked in neonatal and pediatric ICU. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing with the specialty of Family Nurse Practitioner in 2004 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She had a year long internship in Native Health during this program. She worked as a FNP in an urgent care and family practice setting for the first three years of her career. She then transitioned into specialty medicine working in a pulmonology, sleep and internal medicine practice. She met and married her husband in Alaska who was also from California. They naturally moved back home and she worked initially at Enloe Children’s Center for two years. She began her career at NVIH in 2012. She specializes in care of the entire family from birth to end of life. She believes in the mind-body-spirit connection meaning that ultimate wellness comes from physical, mental and spiritual balance. Her approach balances western medicine with complementary therapies in a shared patient provider decision making model