Nicole Pelach, RN, CNP
Nicole is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as well as a registered nurse certified by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Nicole has been part of the Williams Integracare team since October 2012.
Nicole provides primary care to patients of all ages, assisting her patients to achieve their highest level of wellness. She has a passion for pediatric patients and also enjoys the variety that family practice provides. Nicole enjoys collaborating with physicians in other specialties to ensure all patients have the tools and information they need to achieve optimal health.
Education & Experience
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University in May, 1994. After completing this schooling she worked as an R.N. in a variety of settings including home care, pediatrics, skilled nursing home care, general medicine, and oncology care in a hospital setting.
She worked in a variety of areas at the St. Cloud Hospital including direct patient care, management, and quality assurance. After working in the hospital for 15 years, Nicole decided to pursue her passion for direct patient care, and went on to obtain her Master's degree from St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.
Nicole has been a National Speaker for Transforming Care at the Bedside conference three years in a row. She received a research award for Outstanding Research Related to Patient Care and was a nominee for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. She continues to attend formal education classes and sessions to stay up-to-date in healthcare news and trends and equip herself will all possible information and methods possible.
Why Nursing & Healthcare?
Nicole genuinely loves taking care of people. She enjoys hearing their patient stories and seeing them feel better. Her favorite part about being a healthcare provider is when her patients are able to recognize how much she loves her job and feel comfortable recommending her to their family and friends. She also gets joy from seeing someone who been miserable for a long time begin to feel better.
General medicine is just one of Nicole's passions, as it brings a variety of issues and patients. She enjoys the challenge of determining different diagnoses and being able to separate them into appropriate categories in order to decide what the best treatment plan is for each individual.
Life as a Mom and Wife
Nicole has been married to her husband, Jon, for over 19 years. Together they have two sons, Jonathan and Nicholas. Nicole likes to spend her free time camping, boating, biking, and with her family. Both of her sons are wrestlers, so much her time outside of work is spent on the bleachers, cheering them on. She is an active school volunteer and currently serves as the Sartell Wrestling Booster Club President.
Nicole grew up in the St. Cloud area with her brother and parents. She is close with her family, and when she's had enough of our Minnesota winters, enjoys being able to visit her parents in their winter home in Arizona. Nicole likes all types of music and almost always has some tunes on; she can even play violin!
Nicole loves to scrapbook and enjoys giving homemade books to family and friends as gifts. With her sons and husband, Nicole likes to ride four-wheeler and jet ski.
Nicole has a passion for nursing and genuinely enjoys providing quality care to all those she meets and specializes in:
- Family Health
- Women's Health
- Management of Health Issues
- Prevention & Maintenance of Healthy Lifestyles