(RHINELANDER, WI) – Ministry Medical Group is pleased to welcome Theresa Bruss, MSN, to the Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital urgent care and emergency departments located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander. As an urgent care nurse practitioner, Bruss provides care for patients with urgent, but not life-threatening, conditions.
Bruss earned her master’s degree in nursing from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences in Orlando, Florida. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander. Bruss is certified in advanced cardiac life support and basic life support and has completed the emergency nurse pediatric course.
“I am passionate about caring for people in urgent situations,” said Bruss. “I started out as an emergency medical technician (EMT), then I was a paramedic, an emergency room nurse, and now I’m an urgent care nurse practitioner. The one thing I have learned is that in an urgent situation, you need to slow down and really listen to the patient in order to come up with the right treatment plan."
In her spare time, Bruss enjoys being in the outdoors with her family and pets, hiking and spending time around the campfire.
The urgent care clinic at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital, adjacent to the emergency department, sees patients for problems related to earache, sore throat, cough, cold, headache, fever, toothache, urinary tract infection, vomiting, diarrhea, simple lacerations, minor burns and wound care. Board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are on staff from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
For more information on urgent care services available at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, please call 715.361.2510.