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Kristin Badenhorst, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Kristin Badenhorst (pronounced Bah den horst) says, “Being a physician assistant allows me to help people in a variety of ways every day, and making a difference in how someone is feeling is the best part of my work.”

Having lived in Minnesota for most of her life, she chose Winona Health because “It’s obvious that Winona Health is truly focused on doing what’s best for patients. It also feels like Winona is a community that takes care of each other. The people I’ve run into have positive things to say about living and working here.”

After completing her Physician Assistant program prerequisites at Minnesota State University – Mankato, Badenhorst earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA).

She has been taking care of Winona-area patients since spring of 2019.

Jessica Nelson, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner

  1. What’s your favorite healthy snack? Apples with Greek yogurt and peanut butter.
  2. What’s the best quick tip/advice you can give others about improving their health? Make healthy food choices to fuel your body and stay active!
  3. How do you get moving? Walking and hiking.
  4. What’s something not many people know about you? I have five children.
  5. If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you have done? If not healthcare, I probably would have been a teacher.
  6. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? To be able to heal everyone and take away all pain.
Nelson, a Rollingstone native, has been a registered nurse at Winona Health since 2006. “I decided to take the next step and go back to school so I’d be able to care for people in my community on a different level,” she said. “Becoming a nurse practitioner has been a long-term goal.”

Nelson earned her Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walden University, Baltimore, Maryland, and is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to becoming certificated as a Family Nurse Practitioner, she cared for patients as a registered nurse in the Family Birth Center for nearly 10 years and then for patients in the Dialysis department.

“After earning my certification, I chose to stay with Winona Health because I like being a part of this community and having the chance to develop relationships with people I’m caring for. We have a wonderful team of healthcare providers and a broad range of services for our patients.”