Sanford Health welcomes Kayla Kaiser, DNP, APRN, CNP, to the long term care


Sanford Health in Bemidji welcomes Kayla Kaiser, DNP, ARPN, CNP to the long term care team at Sanford Health WoodsEdge Senior Living Campus.

Kayla attended Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, MN where she obtained her associate degree in science in nursing and applied science in nursing. She later went to graduate school at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY where she received her Master of Science in nursing and Doctor of Nursing practice. Kayla is board certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Nurse Practitioner.

Kayla Kaiser, DNP, specializes in geriatric medicine in post-acute and long-term care settings. She evaluates patients and conducts admission assessments to determine their needs. She then creates personalized care plans based on their unique physical, psychosocial and safety concerns. Kayla performs rounds to assess and treat acutely ill patients, including those with bowel obstructions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, COVID-19, deep vein thrombosis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, sepsis, urinary tract infections and wound infections.

When asked of her idea of care, Kayla shared “I use a patient-centered care approach that places patients where they belong, at the forefront of their care. I believe it is a privilege and honor to help my patients carry out their health care goals and objectives as part of their Sanford Health care team.”

Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, going on outdoor adventures and caring for her two Labrador retrievers, Ava and Ember.

She has completed two missionary trips to Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kayla spent most of her summers at the lake with her grandparents as a kid. She has many fond memories of Bemidji, including at Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land, Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival (which her grandfather participated in), Art in the Park, the Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival, Itasca State Park and many more adventures.

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