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Family Nurse Practitioners

At IKDHC, we have five family nurse practitioners (FNP) on staff who excel at caring for patients with chronic kidney disease and patients with end-stage renal disease.


Sarah Adams RCA Headshot

Sarah Adams, MSN, FNP

  • Joined group in 2015
  • B.S. - Nursing, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 2008
  • M.S. - Nursing, St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL, 2015
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2015
Karen Helfers RCA Headshot

Karen Helfers, MSN, FNP

  • Joined group in 2001
  • Diploma in Nursing, Methodist School of Nursing, Peoria, IL 1994
  • B.S. - Nursing, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 1999
  • M.S. - Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2001
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2001
Tonya McDougal

Tonya K. McDougall, MSN, FNP

  • Joined group in 2000
  • R.N. - Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, 1996
  • M.S. - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2000
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2000
Jill Peterson RCA Headshot

Jill Peterson, MSN, FNP

  • Joined group in 2014
  • B.S. - Nursing, St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, Peoria, IL, 2005
  • M.S. - Nursing, St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, Peoria, IL, 2013
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2014
DeNae Nelson RCA Headshot

DaNae Nelson, MSN, FNP

  • Joined the group in 2016
  • B.S. - Nursing, University of South Carolina, 2010
  • M.S. - Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 2015
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2015
Tonya Moore RCA Headshot

Tonya Moore, MSN, FNP

  • Joined the group in 2016
  • B.S. - Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
  • M.S. - Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2014