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Essentia Health Welcomes Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Tessa Hand

Oct 13, 2021 08:52AM ● By Med Magazine

Tessa Hand, an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse midwife specializing in obstetrics, is excited to welcome new patients at Essentia Health-Fargo.

“I have been a nurse with Essentia in labor and delivery for many years,” said Hand, who grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota. “The midwife and OB team at Essentia care so deeply for their patients and work so cohesively together. It felt like a natural fit to transition into the role of certified nurse midwife and continue to serve many of the families I was able to care for as a nurse.”

Hand earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from North Dakota State and a master of science in nursing degree (nurse midwifery) from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is certified as a nurse midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

“As a nurse midwife, I get to be part of so many aspects of women’s lives and really build a relationship with them,” Hand said. “I get to care for them for annual exams, while they are pregnant, during their labors, postpartum and even through menopause. I really enjoy getting to be part of so many components of their lives.”

To schedule an appointment with Hand, please call Essentia Health-Fargo at (701) 364-8900. To see her full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”