Kirk has been a nurse for over 20 years with experience in a variety of clinics settings including med-surg, corrections, ER, home health, hospice, vascular access specialists, PICC nurse and RN case manager for catastrophic injury and illness cases. Kirk has spent the majority of of his time in nursing management and oversight in building nursing teams and nurse oriented healthcare organizations. He is an experienced educator And entrepreneur with 7 healthcare related companies under Tjalas Enterprises. Kirk is a speaker at the local, regional and national level. Kirk received his doctorate degree from Universal Life Seminary, his Masters of Science in nursing from Walden University, and associates in social work through Pima College.
Dr. Tjalas is a Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Vascular Access board certified through the Association of Vascular Access, and is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.in the American Medical Association Guides to Disability 5th & 6th editions.
He sits on various heath care boards on the local and national levels. He is on board of the National Small Business Association and also serves on the health care Leadership committee for NSBA. Kirk also has served on the VACC Testing Committee and currently serves on the Vascular Access Certification Corporation as a Director at Large. Dr. Tjalas practices full time as a clinician in a multi-specialty medical practice in Tucson, Arizona.