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Chelsea Nelson, CNP

Chelsea Nelson, CNP


  • Undergraduate
    South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
  • Graduate School
    University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Board Certifications
    South Dakota Board of Nursing: RN and CNP and American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's Certification Program

To provide for the individual needs of patients in gastroenterology and help them improve their health and well being.


Chelsea was born in Rochester, MN and spent much of her free time involved in sports including gymnastics, swimming, and diving. She decided to pursue swimming at a collegiate level while attending a college noted for its strong nursing program. She swam all four years of undergrad at SDSU in Brookings from 2004-2008 and was captain for 2 out of 4 of the years. After graduation, she accepted a job at Sanford in the ICU. She worked in the ICU for two years before deciding it was time to go back to school to pursue a degree as a nurse practitioner. She attended grad school through the University of Cincinnati and was able to do this online so she could continue to work at Sanford and be near friends and family from 2010 -2012. While in school, she worked at Sanford Gastroenterology and Sanford Acute Care as an RN. Upon completing her Master's and passing boards, she started working back at Sanford Gastroenterology as a CNP. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's in family practice.

Chelsea is married. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, training for half marathons & triathlons, knitting, and sewing.

Primary Practice Location

Sanford Center for Digestive Health

1205 S Grange Avenue
Suite 510
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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(605) 328-8500