Julie Birkeland, Nurse Manager, R.N.

  • Graduate of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College with RN degree
  • Graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Elementary Education
  • Certified Health Coach specializing in pregnancy from Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
  • Registered Nurse at Options since 2011

How do you support our patients and team?

“I support the patients by offering education about their pregnancy through the use of ultrasound, prenatal care, and addressing medical questions or concerns. As a certified Health Coach, I also offer pregnant and post-partum women additional support in pregnancy and parenting. For our clinic, I am the liaison between our physicians and our staff.”

What path led you to your current role?

“It has always been my desire to support women’s health and pregnancy since starting nursing school. In 2011, when I was still working my hospital job, I called another pregnancy clinic to offer my services as a volunteer nurse. The Executive Director told me about an opening for a nurse here in Stillwater for 10 hours a week. I believe God chose me for this role and opened the door for me. Since then, I have gradually increased my hours due to our expanding services to my current 25 hours per week and have never looked back!”

What is your favorite quote?

“Let your faith be bigger than your fear.” – Hebrews 13:6

What does service mean to you?

“To humbly meet another’s need at precisely the time they need it with the hope of improving their life or situation.”