Velva native practices hometown healthcare

VELVA – Kendra Larsen, a Velva native and staff nurse at Trinity Community Clinic-Velva, has completed all study and training necessary to advance as a board certified nurse practitioner at the clinic. She is now able to serve her home community as the clinic’s medical provider, offering primary care services to people of all ages.

Born and raised in Velva, Larsen earned her degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck. She worked in the medical nursing and newborn and adult intensive care units at Trinity Hospital before joining Trinity’s Velva clinic as a registered nurse in 2009. Larsen resides on a farm north of Velva with her husband Kyle and children Kaitlyn and Kason.

As a nurse practitioner, Larsen provides a wide range of medical services, including diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, prescribing medications, writing orders for medical studies, managing chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and educating patients on self-care skills and lifestyle changes to prevent disease.

Larsen said she’s thrilled to be practicing in her hometown. “It’s amazing to walk down the street and realize that I’ll have the opportunity to help meet the needs of a community that’s been so supportive,” she said.

Larsen is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association.

Trinity Community Clinic-Velva is located at 111 West 1st Street. For appointments, call 338-2066.

– Jill Hambek