Nathan Holm, DNP, APRN, CNP now seeing mental health patients at NUMC
Nathan Holm, DNP, APRN, CNP knew from a young age that health care was his life’s calling. Holm, a New Ulm native, worked for an area assisted living and memory care unit during his high school years and found his passion for health care in that work.
“Throughout my education and clinical experiences, I found myself more interested in the role of mental health in one’s overall wellbeing and wellness,” Holm said. “We cannot have health without caring for mental health.”
Holm began seeing mental health patients at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) in February. He describes his field of work as one that must take a holistic view of each unique patient.
“Mental health care requires a personalized approach that may include a combination of medication, therapy, nutrition, and other lifestyle interventions,” Holm said. “This results in a reduction of symptom burden and disability. With it, one can be free to create a life that brings them joy and fulfillment.”
Holm earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at College of Saint Scholastica and completed his master’s in nursing at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in the Life-Span Psychiatric Mental Specialty Program at the University of Minnesota.
He is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.
Holm sees a wide range of mental health patients but has a special interest in the areas of thought disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and holistic approaches to mental health.
“It is so rewarding to see my patients overcome the challenges of mental health and focus their energy in living a fulfilling life,” Holm said.
In his practice, Holm said he tries to ensure his patients feel comfortable and understood.
“It is important for me to make sure my patients know that they are heard,” Holm said. “Exploring one’s mental health can be a challenging experience. I strive to create a safe environment for my patients to explore these issues and find healing.”
In his spare time, Holm enjoys traveling and hiking. He also sees himself as a lifelong learner.
“I seek to continually improve my personal and professional interests. I find it important to balance this with being more mindful and present,” Holm said. “I find it important to enjoy the little and big things in my life that I am grateful for.”
To make an appointment with Nathan Holm, DNP, call 507-217-5011.