A nurse practitioner in Trinity’s inpatient Palliative Medicine program, Kristy Leier, FNP-C, works closely with other members of the Palliative Medicine team to provide specialized care for patients with a serious or life-limiting illness. The goal is to relieve the stress and symptoms associated with the illness and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. A North Dakota native, Kristy received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Family Nurse Practice from the University of Mary, Bismarck. She practiced in Trinity’s Emergency Department for 12 years as an RN, and upon completing her nurse practitioner training served seven years as a provider in emergency, occupational and family medicine settings. She’s a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the North Dakota Nurse Practitioners Association, and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Palliative Medicine is a program of specialized medical care for people with serious and life-limiting illnesses.