Blanca Cardenas, DNP, FNP-BC, AGNP, APN, MSN, PHN
Inya Hemp Medical Director
Blanca Cardenas is a certified family nurse practitioner, with an additional certification in adults and geriatrics, who specializes in dementia and pain control. She completed her degree in Public Health Nursing, holistic nursing, and Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Loma Linda University. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at California State University in Long Beach and completed her Doctoral in Nursing Practice degree, along with adult and geriatric nurse practitioner degree, at Brandman University in Invine, CA. Dr. Cardenas now owns a mobile doctors company providing primary care at the patient’s place of residence. She integrates both western and holistic medicine that minimize adverse reactions while optimizing the benefits of a natural approach to healing the body. Dr. Cardenas’s passion for helping others has led her to devote the last 13 years of her life to help, treat, heal, and counsel thousands of patients in hospitals, clinics, ALFs, B&Cs, ILFs, SNFs, and patient’s homes throughout Southern California.
Dr. Cardenas was a former Dean and Professor of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at United States University in Chula Vista, CA. She worked in collaboration with the university’s president on the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process, CCNE Accreditation, including AACN Essentials and NTF Criteria, and Board of Registered Nursing accreditation (BRN) certifications. She created complete curriculums for every course and organized the classes with the corresponding professors while maintaining all needed compliances.