Monica Palmquist-Tess, CNP

Surgery - General/Trauma

Monica earned her BS in Nursing at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia. She completed an MA degree in Nursing at the College of Saint Scholastica. She is a certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

She worked as a staff nurse in the dialysis unit at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in 1990 and later at Fresenius Medical Center. She returned to Abbott Northwestern Hospital and worked as a kidney transplant coordinator. After earning her masters degree, she worked at the Minneapolis Heart Institute as a Nurse Practitioner with vascular surgery. She joined the Hennepin County Medical Center Surgery department in September of 2011 and currently practices in the Surgical ICU.

She is also fluent in Spanish.