A member of our Emergency Medicine team, Chantel Hillestad, is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Minot State University and received her master’s from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University Mary in Bismarck.
She has more than 900 hours of clinical experience during her FNP program performed at Trinity Health ranging from Family Medicine to the Emergency Room. She also has 5 years of nursing experience on the Medical Floor at Trinity Hospital where she collaborated with a healthcare team to provide the best health experience for the patient and family on admittance to the healthcare facility and discharge home. Chantel is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She has certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, chemotherapy and trauma nursing.
An emergency medicine physician receives training to care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. While not providing long-term or continuing care, they diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake various interventions to stabilize patients.