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

Traci Jones



Behavioral Health, Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry


Wadena Specialty Clinic

Board certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
Trauma Nursing Core Course
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
Grand Canyon University
I have more than 10 years of registered nursing experience with the bulk of my experience in emergency medicine. I have worked primarily in critical access medical facilities ranging in location, allowing me the opportunity to provide care to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I live on a small ranch (the 13-12 ranch) located in Sebeka with my husband Jamie, two dogs (Chibi and Sally), multiple horses, cattle, and one Miss-Kitty. I grew up in Cedar, MN, and graduated from St. Francis High School. I loved growing up in rural Minnesota and could not imagine living anywhere else other than in the country.
What inspired you to get into medicine?
I love medicine, and I like to do what I can to help others. Working in the medical field provides the opportunity to do what I love and provide needed mental health services to people in rural communities. To say that there is a need for psychiatric and mental health services in rural communities would be an understatement; I look forward to improving access to care to rural Minnesota.
Why did you choose Astera Health?
Astera is committed to providing individualized care and is also committed to improving the health in our rural populations. The organization continues to push for growth and expansion; I am excited to be a part of this dynamic organization.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
Jamie and I love trail riding and horse camping whenever we can. We like to keep the ranch looking good, and there is always a fencing project or some sort of ranch-related task to complete. Ultimately, I am solar powered, so any chance I can get to be out walking the dogs, riding horses, or working in the yard, I take full advantage!
What is one interesting, unique or fun thing that most people may know about you?
My compassion to help whenever possible does not stop at humans. I once used my ball cap to move tadpoles from a water hole that was rapidly drying up to a larger water hole where they would have a better chance of survival. I break for bees, frogs, and snakes while cutting grass. I will move worms off of the concrete back to the sod after a rain when things are starting to dry up. I love almost all critters and do what I can to help them survive – with the exception being spiders!!

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