Karen Johnson, CRNA, is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Trinity Health Western Dakota, who provides pre-op, intra-op and post-operative anesthesia care to patients across a broad spectrum of surgical cases. Born and reared in Cooperstown, ND, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Jamestown College. She practiced rural nursing and was a critical care nurse in an intensive care unit for 10 years. She earned a Master of Science in Anesthesia from the University of North Dakota and served as a nurse anesthetist in Williston for eight years before joining Western Dakota’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. Karen is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and board certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.
Nurse anesthesia is a form of advanced practice nursing that collaborates with anesthesiologists, surgeons and other healthcare professionals to provide anesthesia care for surgeries and procedures in all types of settings.