When a patient comes in for urology care, just based on the nature of the conditions urology treats, they’re not thrilled to be there. But in Bismarck, North Dakota, one nurse is known to consistently bring a smile of relief to patients: Dave Knudson.
Knudson has been a nurse for 40 years, and at Sanford Health for the past five. He works in a urology clinic where they see patients for issues with the urinary system, kidneys, bladder and genitals.
“When patients come into the urology clinic, they already know Dave by name, either word of mouth from friends or family who have been here before or from the community,” says Brittany Bratsch, a nursing supervisor at the clinic Knudson works at. “Being a urology nurse is a delicate and intimate position, one that takes a special person. Patients who are in Dave’s care feel safe, comforted, educated, and feel like they had a great experience here because of him.”