Ailene Nielsen NP
Ailene Nielsen, MSN, APRN, is a nurse practitioner at Methodist Physicians Clinic Heart Consultants at Westroads Office Park. She earned her advanced degree from Clarkson College.
Nielsen chose a career in health care because she wanted to help others while being challenged. Cardiology provides her with a wide variety of experiences working with people with acute and chronic illnesses.
“It’s my hope that as a patient, you feel that your experience was positive, enjoyable and efficient,” said Nielsen, who is affectionately known as “Beanie” by those she cares for.
While Methodist has grown and medicine has changed during Nielsen’s time here, some things have stayed the same.
“When I came to Methodist in 2001, it was refreshing that all the staff always had a smile and were extremely helpful,” she said. “It has remained unchanged throughout the years.”
When she’s not working, Nielsen enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves sports, running, horses, swimming and boating. She also loves Great Danes and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Her favorite colors are black and gold.