She never changed her mind.
|Tana Kass enjoys seeing patients in all stages of|
their lives as a new family nurse practitioner at
Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center.
Kass has followed a pathway into the medical field throughout her life – ultimately leading her to Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center. She began seeing patients at Promise as a family nurse practitioner on Monday, Feb. 9.
“I had always been fascinated by the human body,” she said.
Kass grew up in Sioux City, graduating from Sioux City East High School in 1998. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City in 2002 and her master’s degree in nursing at Briar Cliff in 2013.
She worked as a nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, 2002-07, and at Le Mars Family Medical Center, 2007-13. She then served as an advanced practice registered nurse at Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center in Macy, NE, for two years before coming to Promise.
Kass and her husband, Nathan, live in Le Mars with their five children, Dylan, 15, Cael, 11, Nolan, 9, Hudson, 7, and Kole, 7. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, doing outdoor activities with her family and watching her children’s sports activities.
Here are her reflections on her medical career and her new role at Promise:
Promise Community Health Center, headquartered in Sioux Center, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the far northwest corner of Iowa. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org.