Published on June 27, 2017

Annie Gerhardt, DNP, FNP, Receives Outstanding Rural Educator/Mentor Award

Annie GerhardtGrand Forks, N.D. – Annie Gerhardt, DNP, FNP, a family medicine nurse practitioner at Altru Clinic in Devils Lake, was recently honored with the Outstanding Rural Educator/Mentor Award at the 2017 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. This award is presented to a professional who has made outstanding contributions to the education, development and placement of new health care professionals in rural North Dakota communities.

Annie grew up on a dairy farm in North Dakota and enjoys being part of a smaller community, providing care to individual patients and being socially involved while increasing the overall health of the community. She attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, where she completed her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2003. In 2014, she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Minnesota. In addition to working at Altru, Annie teaches and trains upcoming nurse practitioners for the University of Mary, and she is a Captain in the North Dakota National Guard Medical Detachment Unit.

"Annie is well deserving of this award. She has always stepped up to participate in programs that involve teaching and mentoring our students of the future,” says Tim Greene, Regional Clinic Manager, Devils Lake. “Annie is hardworking, conscientious and caring of our patients. She is a great role model for those she works with. Congratulations on receiving this award!"

Annie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, watching them grow and participate in their activities. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, fishing, camping, traveling, Tae Kwon Do, personal prayer time and completing remodeling and painting projects.

To see Annie’s video, click here.