Walk-In Clinic

Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

I am a nurse practitioner that specializes in family practice. I first attended Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska to obtain my BSN. I then worked as a registered nurse in several areas, including inpatient Med/Surg, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and in a rural health clinic. After a few years of experience, I decided to further my education. I received my MSN at Chamberlain University with a focus of becoming a family nurse practitioner. I have always loved caring for patients and hope to continue to improve the lives of patients and their families. My husband and I have a four month old daughter and two dogs that keep us very busy. We love to spend time with family, cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and travel!

Family Nurse Practitioner

I am a board certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in family practice. I have been a nurse for 14 years, working my way up through my degrees from LPN, RN, BSN, and MSN in that time. As well as, a post masters certificate in dermatology through FAU. I have worked with all ages of patients in a wide range of setting in my nursing career including, acute care, surgical care, long term care and occupational health care. I am also a Certified Health Coach and have done individual and community wellness coaching.
I have worked at the Shenandoah Medical Center for 8 years as a nurse in women's health, as a surgical nurse, as the Occupational Health nurse/wellness coach and now as a family practice provider in the Walk-in Clinic. I am so happy to continue my career here at SMC, and can't imagine a better facility, community or patients!
My hobbies include traveling and spending time with my husband (Kasey) and our children (Ethan, Aubrey, Ava, and Charly). I also enjoy fitness and exercise regularly and make it a huge part of my life.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Mary Nissen, DNP has been an Advanced Practice Provider in Family Health Care since 2009. Her expertise is in Rural Health Care, Occupational Health and Urgent Care. Ms. Nissen has had considerable experience as an educator, most recently as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Graduate Program at South Dakota State University. Prior to that she taught in the graduate Nursing program at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. She has many years of experience in both undergraduate and graduate nursing education. As well as teaching, she maintains a practice in urgent/acute care in Shenandoah Iowa. Ms. Nissen is the author of several journal articles. She is a contributing editor to the text Rural Nursing: Concepts, Theory and Practice. She has been invited to speak at several regional and national nursing conferences. Ms. Nissen received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, a post master’s degree from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Creighton University in Omaha, NE.

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Monday-Friday: 7-5:00pm

Walk-In Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 7-6:30pm Saturday-Sunday: 9-12:30pm