A certified registered nurse anesthetist, Kari L. Berentson, CRNA, provides anesthesia care to patients across a wide spectrum of surgical cases. A graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Fargo, Kari earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University. She joined Trinity Health in 1986, working as an RN on the Ortho/Neuro unit of Trinity Hospital and in various other departments. In 2003 she received her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and subsequently joined Trinity’s Anesthesia Department. Prior to joining Trinity’s Anesthesia department she worked in Trinity’s ICU and was a flight nurse with Northstar Criticiair. A member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Nicky is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. She and her husband have two grown children.
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.