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Dena Banta Corona received her Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine from Mesa State College in 2000, Bachelors of Science, Nursing, from Mesa State College in 2002. She practiced as an RN at St. Mary's Hospital for 14 years prior to returning for her MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walden University in 2016. Banta Corona has worked the past 4 years as an FNP at Family Physician of Western Colorado. When teaching, Banta Corona does challenge students to consider not only the scholastic content but to always consider the practical, hands on knowledge that is so essential to the nursing profession. Being real and approachable with an splash of humor while holding students accountable to high standards is her style. When not in the classroom or the clinic, you can find her enjoying time with her husband, two boys, friends and family, camping, 4-wheeling, crafting, listening to music or reading.