Bree Jensen, Consultative Health and Medicine’s newest team member, had been a nurse for 12 years at Stanford University Medical Center in California when she decided to take her nursing education to a new level. A critical care nurse at the time, Bree had seen too many older adults admitted to the intensive care unit after suffering from what could have been a preventable condition or event.
Those experiences led Bree, a St. Paul native, to look for ways to expand her scope of practice. She moved back to the Twin Cities, along with her husband and two children, in pursuit of her doctorate of nursing practice, focusing on adult gerontology.
“I am excited to return to primary care, and to focus on holistic patient-centered care, not just medical care,” says Bree. “ I am motivated to help patients manage their chronic illnesses, while also helping patient and families plan for future care and focus on quality of life.”
Prior to earning her doctorate, Bree received her bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Iowa State University, and a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Creighton University.
She’s excited to be back in the Twin Cities and about her new role with Consultative Health and Medicine.
“When I heard about Consultative Health and Medicine, I was really excited about its unique onsite care model and the fact that I can really use my skills and focus on gerontology,” she says. “I also feel like the Consultative Health and Medicine team is its own family in itself.”