Kelly Usset, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
- Family medicine
- Preventive health
- acute care
- Women's Health
- Virtual visits
I am a float pool nurse practitioner and see patients at multiple Allina Health clinics as needs arise, such as when a regular clinic provider is on an extended leave of absence. While patients are unable to establish regular care with me, I am committed to helping patients navigate their care.
I am a certified nurse practitioner with professional interests in acute care, fitness, preventative health and women’s health. I offer face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
I am passionate about: teaching my patients how to take care of their health in a manner that can be understood. Navigating health can be tricky and I find great joy in guiding patients through the process.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be: a gym teacher. I like being active outside and playing sports. I also like learning new things and educating others.
I became a provider because: I wanted to do more as a nurse. Working as an ICU RN created a desire in me for primary care and prevention. I value educating my patients and their families, partnering with them to determine how they can find optimal health, and prevent hospitalizations.
Something I have learned from my patients is: being sick, under stress, afraid or confused makes it really challenging to be yourself. Acknowledgement of where the patient is at can help bring us one step closer to what they need and better help them.
A challenge of this career that I enjoy is: never settling for what you know currently, because what you know may be obsolete with the evolving world of medicine. This challenge keeps me learning and on my toes.
My personal health goal is: to be injury free, eat a healthy diet and be active daily.
I am most proud of: my patients who don’t give up, but choose to make changes even when they are difficult.
A few of my personal achievements: Being a mom. Being a wife. Being a friend. Becoming an nurse practitioner.
- Family medicine
- University of North Dakota
- Crown College
Current licenses and certifications
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners Board Certification
- Registered Critical Care Nurse
- Registered Nurse in the state of Minnesota
- Registered Public Health Nurse in the state of Minnesota
Years of experience
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)