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Kern Cardiology Medical Group Medical-Since 1978

Charissa Bacena-Miano, FNP-C, MSN.

Charissa is a California licensed and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated at University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1997 and completed her Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California.

Charissa started her nursing career as an Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse at McAllen Medical Center in 2001. She obtained her Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification in 2005 before moving to Bakersfield, California where she worked as a Travel RN specializing in Intensive Care Unit / Coronary Care Unit (ICU/CCU). She worked in various hospitals such as Mercy Hospital, San Joaquin Community Hospital and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.  

Charissa loves to travel to places and is a family-oriented person. She is an amiable, conscientious, and compassionate individual. She embraces new challenges and exhibits a positive outlook in life. She is focused, determined, and dedicated to providing high quality patient care and excellent service to the community.


California Association of Physician Assistants
American Association of Physician Assistants
American College of Cardiology
California Nurses Association


Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support

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