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Astera Health – Wadena Clinic
421 11th St. NW
Wadena, MN 56482

Sada Aschnewitz



Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner


Wadena Clinic

Board Certification
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Special practice interests
Family Medicine
Preventive health
Women’s health
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Graduate school
University of North Dakota
University of Jamestown
I was raised on a dairy farm north of New York Mills. I attended Jamestown College and obtained my BSN. I have practiced as a registered nurse for eight years. Most of my practice experience took place in surgery, home health and hospice at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After I was accepted into graduate school, we decided to move back to Central Minnesota. My husband and I wanted to be close to family and to raise our children in a smaller community. My husband and I have two daughters.
What inspired you to get into medicine?
Being raised on a family dairy farm helped lead me to the nursing profession. At a young age, I learned how to work as a team member, to take pride in the work I accomplish and to respect the life cycle. During a high school internship at at Astera, it reiterated that I wanted to work in the health care field in order to positively impact people’s lives.
Why did you choose Astera Health?
Astera Health has had a profound impact on my health care career. When I was a junior in high school, I participated in their summer internship program. This set me on the path to becoming a nurse and nurse practitioner. Astera Health has a deep passion for mentoring individuals and promoting health in the surrounding communities. I am excited to participate in this culture.
What do you enjoy doing in your downtime?
My family and I enjoy outdoor activities including biking, fishing and snowshoeing.
What is an interesting, unique or fun thing that most people do not know about you?
In my senior year of college, I traveled to Chogoria, Kenya, Africa, with two nursing professors and 13 other nursing students. During the course of the month, we had clinical experiences in the community and the hospital. Besides the birth of our daughters, this adventure was the most life-changing event in my life. I was naive to how fortunate my life is and truly how one person can positively impact many individuals.

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