A certified registered nurse anesthetist, Kari Rist, CRNA, provides anesthesia care to patients across a wide spectrum of surgical cases. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and received her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Prior to pursuing her advanced degree she served as a registered nurse at UniMed Medical Center and later at Trinity Health after the two systems merged. She’s been a member of Trinity’s Anesthesia Department since 2004. A member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Kari is 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.