Samantha J. Handley, DNP,APRN,CNP

  • About
    • Specialties: Nurse Practitioner Urgent Care
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    As a nurse practitioner, I firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their personal identity, cultural background or race, deserves a safe, compassionate and attentive healthcare experience. I am committed to fostering this environment during every patient interaction by providing a deep sense of presence, actively listening to my patients, addressing their concerns and offering the highest quality of care possible. It’s not just a profession for me; it’s a personal commitment to ensure that everyone I care for receives not just medical expertise, but also the warmth and support they deserve throughout their healthcare journey.

    My clinical interests include urgent care, occupational medicine and pain management.

    Why I Love My Work
    Every day I find joy in not only tending to my patients but also collaborating with an extraordinary team. The synergy we share creates an environment where challenges become exciting opportunities for growth. Together, we navigate an ever-changing landscape of obstacles, turning each day into a new adventure.

    Getting to Know Me
    At a young age, my grandmother fueled my passion for a career in the medical field. As an RN at St. Cloud Hospital, she embodied the essence of compassion and dedication. During my childhood, I would eagerly slip into her uniform, armed with my Little Tikes plastic doctor kit, and playfully conduct “exams” on my family. The joy of caring for others has always been my driving force, making the choice to follow this path in life feels predestined to me.

    On a night in, I find joy in bonding with my family over tabletop games. When venturing out, I enjoy attending musical theater productions, both locally and professionally. To stay active, I love embarking on outdoor hiking adventures and taking my dogs on walks. I like to tap into my creative spirit by baking tasty treats, cooking delicious meals and crafting. As a Disney enthusiast, you’ll often find me immersed in the magic, singing along with my favorite characters.

    • College
      Bachelor’s Degree, Nursing, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
    • Doctorate
      Doctor of Nursing Practice, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN