Andrea Sterkel, FNP-C
Facility/Office:Fall River Health Services
Certification:Family Nurse Practitioner, South Dakota Board of Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board
Biography:Andrea Sterkel comes to FRHS from a small town of Martin SD. She currently lives in Custer South Dakota with her husband and two girls; Myley,9, and Avalynn,7 months. Andrea has enjoyed treating patients in her nursing career for 10 years. She graduated with her associate degree in nursing from Oglala Lakota College in June 2009. She worked in Gordon Nebraska at their hospital in their inpatient and ER. Andrea then took a job at Pine Ridge Indian Health Services in the Pediatric Outpatient clinic. In September of 2011 Andrea transferred to Sioux San Indian Health Services in Rapid City where she spent nearly 5 years in the emergency department. In June 2016 she began working at Rapid City Regional Hospital on the Progressive Care/ Step Down Unit.
After starting work in Rapid City Andrea graduated with her bachelor's degree in May of 2015. She earned her Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in December 2017 and was certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in January 2018. After graduating Andrea began working as a CNP in the Pediatric Outpatient clinic at Sioux San Indian Health Services in Rapid City.
Andrea states, "I look forward to furthering my passion of caring for families here at Fall River Health Services for many years to come!"
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Basic Cardiac Life Support