Karen “Nicole” Eldridge, FNP is an East Tennessee native. She graduated from the University of
Tennessee, Knoxville in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
She went on to pursue her nursing career at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville, where she worked for 15 years.
During that time she worked in many different clinical settings including: medical-surgical, case
management, cardiac step-down and Emergency room. She also mentored several nursing
students as a clinical instructor for Lincoln Memorial University.
She returned to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014 to fulfill a lifelong dream
of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with honors in December 2015 with her Master
of Science in Nursing. She joins Apple healthcare with 6 years of experience in Family Practice.
Nicole is married to her high school sweetheart, Brent. They have two adult children.
She enjoys running, cycling, reading and traveling with her husband.