Janet Huenink is a native Nebraskan who received her associate's degree in nursing from UNMC and her bachelor's degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She then received her master's in nursing from UNMC, Omaha, specializing in adult health. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through ANCC. She has practiced with the Nebraska Heart Institute since 1997, working with the cardiologists to treat adults with cardiac conditions. Currently, she is assigned primarily at Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln.