Allison Lesmann, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in children’s health. Born and reared in Minot, she received her nurse training in western North Dakota and practiced at Thomason Hospital, El Paso, TX and at Trinity Health before earning her master’s in advanced nursing practice. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, and later accomplished post-graduate certification in psychiatric mental health nursing from Washburn University to expand her mental health knowledge to more effectively care for her pediatric patients. Allison is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the North Dakota Nurse Practitioners Association, and the American Nurses Association. She also has certifications in ACLS, PALS, and basic life support. Allison has a husband and three sons, with outside interests in kids activities and reading.