Kayla Guns, APNP

Kayla hails from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and was introduced to health care when her father was diagnosed with colon cancer. She was only in middle school, enduring her father’s many hospital stays, appointments, chemotherapy treatments and surgeries, but this early experience showed her just how positive an impact a medical team can make. This lasting impression inspired Kayla to do the same for others, completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Bellin College in Green Bay, and a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.

Kayla’s bright attitude leads her to focus on life’s positives. She loves music and attending concerts, having grown up singing in choir and playing the trumpet. Kayla and her family also enjoy traveling, and especially appreciate the time they’ve been able to spend in Aruba.

“People need to be respected for who they are, and getting to know you and your family will help me give you the care you need—your way.”


  • Treatment of all cancer types
  • Treatment of adult blood disorders
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) trial participant


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bellin College, Green Bay, WI
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI


  • Certified Basic Life Support
  • ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Member of Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology & Oncology
  • Born in Manitowoc, WI
  • Married, mother of two
  • Enjoys going for walks, cycling, baking, cooking, attending concerts, watching sporting events (especially the Brewers), finding new adventures with her children, and spending time with friends and family


Kayla has a way of knowing whether it’s time to lend an ear or to take the lead. Her warmth and competence instill trust in all around her, encouraging open, productive conversation.
KEY TRAITS: Connective, proactive, nurturing