Certified by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists since 2015. Started providing anesthesia services in 2015.
Years with AIW/RVA: 1.5 years with RVA
School Attended: Minneapolis School of Anesthesia (MSA)
Primary Facility: Western Wisconsin Health
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!