Dawn Sugg, APRN, FNP
Tri-County Health Care – Sebeka Clinic
106 Minnesota Ave.
Sebeka, MN 56477
Dawn Sugg, APRN, FNP
|Specialties:||Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner|
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - Family Nurse Practitioner
Minnesota Board of Registered Nursing
Montana Board of Registered Nursing
University of Mary, Bismarck, ND - Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Montana State University-Northern
Minnesota Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls
Trauma Nurse Critical Course
Advance Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
CPR/Basic Life Support
Medical Examiner for the FMCSA (DOT Physicals)
I’ve had a variety of experiences in my 16 years of working in nursing. Starting out as an LPN, I have worked long-term care and hospice. After receiving my RN, we moved to Montana where I have worked in the newborn nursery, obstetrics, medical/surgical and emergency department. The last seven years of my nursing career have been spent working as a flight RN in rural Montana, transporting critical care patients via fixed wing aircraft to trauma medical centers.
I grew up and graduated from Parkers Prairie just 30 miles southwest of Wadena. My husband, Edward, and I met in Minnesota but moved to Glasgow, Montana, his hometown, where we have spent the last 12 years. We have three amazing, spunky children, Wyatt, Willow and Walker. Most recently, we added Ellie, our yellow lab, into the mix.
What inspired you to get into medicine?
A nursing career was never part of my plan; I always say nursing found me. While in college pursuing an education degree, I started working as a home health aide and CNA at a hospice program. There I learned of the holistic care, relationship building and compassion in nursing. Providing care at any stage of life, nursing provides more than treatments. We develop nurturing relationships and incorporate modalities that optimize care. Once I started my nursing career, I just never stopped pursuing the next level. Now as a doctorate family nurse practitioner, I am excited to incorporate all aspects of nursing that I love into patient-provider relationships optimizing health outcomes.
Why did you choose Tri-County Health Care?
Growing up in a small town and spending all my nursing career in rural areas, I naturally wanted to find a small-town clinic to work in. In searching for a position, I wanted to find an organization that was proactive in health prevention, demonstrated servant leadership, was progressive and forward thinking but demonstrated integrity, patient-centered care, and hospitality – all the aspects I love about small-town living. Tri-County fits that description.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
Most of our off-duty activities revolve around our kids. My husband is passionate about football, and so too are our boys who grew up on the football field with their dad attending practices. We love sports, but our main hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping. We are avid hunters, and during our time in Montana, we had the pleasure of hunting elk, whitetail, mule deer, big horn sheep and even bison. Needless to say, we have quite a few hunting stories that we cherish.
What is one interesting, unique or fun thing that most people may not know about you?
Although I haven't done either in a while, I love to slalom water ski and play the piano. I love old classic music, especially classics like Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, as well as movies from the same era. I love fireflies and shooting stars.
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