Dayna R. Christison, APRN, FNP-BC, CNOR, RNFA

(503) 935-8500
Areas of Focus: 
Brain Surgery
Spinal Decompression and Fusion
Artificial Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement
Cranial Disorders
Degenerative Spine Disease

About Me

Specialty care from a family practice background, providing a holistic approach to wellness.

- Dayna R. Christison, APRN, FNP-BC, CNOR, RNFA

Ms. Christison graduated from Clark College in Vancouver WA with an associate degree in nursing. She was accepted into the first surgery fellowship offered to new grads at Emanuel Hospital and trauma center in Portland Oregon, where she was trained as a scrub and circulating nurse in Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Urology, General, and ENT. During her 12 years at Emanuel, Ms. Christison completed a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Linfield College and a Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Washington State University. During her Master’s training, she completed specialty training in numerous fields, including pediatric, adult, geriatric, gynecologic, ENT, and neurology. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She remains a member of AORN: the Association of Operating Room Nurses, and is a CNOR: Certified Nurse of the Operating Room. She works at The Oregon Clinic - Neurosurgery. Since joining The Oregon Clinic, Ms. Christison has added RNFA to her list of credentials, enabling her to assist in all surgeries performed by The Oregon Clinic Neurosurgery.

Other Interests: 

Photography, family, and wine tasting.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Family Nurse Practitioner
Education & Training: 
  • RNFA, National Institute of First Assisting (NIFA), Denver, CO
  • MS, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
  • BS, Nursing, Portland School of Nursing, Linfield College, Portland, OR
  • Primary Nursing Degree, Clark College, Vancouver, WA