A certified registered nurse anesthetist, Rebecca A. Heilman, CRNA, MSN, has more than 20 years of experience providing anesthesia care to patients across a wide spectrum of surgical cases. The Willow City native earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and her Master of Science with a clinical specialty in anesthesia from the University of Mary, Bismarck. Her CRNA practice has been primarily with St. Joseph’s and Trinity hospitals in Minot. She also has done locum and consultant work in North Dakota and Montana. An active member of the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Rebecca has served as past president, board member and government relations chair with that organization. She’s also a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and is certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. She and her husband, Steve, have two sons.
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.