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Certified by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists since 2015.  Started providing anesthesia services in 2015.  

Years with AIW/RVA:  Since 2016

School Attended:  Minneapolis School of Anesthesia (MSA)

Primary Facility:  Hudson Hospital

Favorite thing about being a CRNA:

As a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), I enjoy being solely responsible for designing a unique anesthetic plan to every patient to reduce pain throughout his or her perioperative experience.  I take pride in educating my patients about a safe & effective anesthetic plan in order to reduce their anxiety about their surgical experience.  Being a CRNA is an extremely rewarding profession; I feel privileged to come to work everyday.  

Family: Shannon Brekken (wife) / Archie Brekken (Dog)

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, hunting, golfing, and snowboarding.  Other interests include sports especially Minnesota Vikings football & University of Iowa Football!

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