Eric Greene, CNP
Education and Experience
Eric originally came to the St. Cloud area in 2004 when he attended St. Cloud State University and played basketball for the huskies. He graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. He originally planned to attend physical therapy school, but as he researched nursing he decided that a career in nursing was what he wanted to pursue. He again attended St. Cloud State from 2010 to 2012 and graduated with a second bachelor’s degree in nursing.
During nursing school he started working as a nursing assistant at the St. Cloud Hospital on the Neurology unit. After completing his nursing degree he moved to the Intensive Care Unit as a registered nurse. After working for two years he decided to pursue his masters degree at Walden University while continuing to work as a nurse. He graduated in 2016 becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Why Family Practice
Eric enjoyed his time working in the Intensive Care Unit and learned something new everyday. However, he realized that moving to a family practice setting would give him the opportunity to make a difference in patient’s health, and perhaps prevent Intensive Care Unit admissions.
Patient and family interaction occurs in the Intensive Care Unit, but this is often during one of the most stressful times of patients and their family’s life. This requires thorough and thoughtful communication, while this is also important in the Family practice setting it often lends itself to a more lighthearted conversation between the provider and patient, which Eric enjoys.
Outside of work
When not working Eric enjoys spending his time with family. He and his wife, Missy, have been married for over 5 years. They have one son and another on the way. His wife Missy has worked at Williams for over 6 years. She often works at the front desk and may have scheduled your appointment.
He still enjoys playing basketball and often plays in local leagues and tournaments. You may find him on the golf course or at the lake water skiing. In the winter he enjoys snowboarding and actually spent a year living in Colorado being a snowboard bum.
Eric enjoys caring for all ages, but developed a love for pediatrics while completing his pediatric rotation in school. He says he finds himself smiling from ear to ear after taking care of kids. He also enjoys:
- Preventative healthcare