Education & Training:
Bachelor’s in Nursing from Missouri Western University
Master of Nursing Degree from Walden University in Minneapolis
Paul grew up in Madison with his parents Cheryl and Gene Hodge and his siblings, Gary, Gene, and Lisa. After graduating from Lac qui Parle Valley high school in 1991, Paul joined the military which put him on the path to where he is today. Starting out as a medic, Paul continued to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and then completed his Bachelor’s in Nursing from Missouri Western University.
So what inspired Paul to become a Nurse Practitioner?
“I love the healthcare field, and I love my nursing career. So becoming a Nurse Practitioner seemed to be the next step. I like helping people, so it’s a great fit,” states Paul.
Paul has been an RN for 13 years with 5 years serving as a nurse in the army. His experience outside of the army includes working as a nurse at both the VA and the Neurotrauma ICU at North Memorial. During his career at the VA, Paul worked in several areas including chronic disease management, cardiology clinic, and urgent care.
As Paul begins his practice in rural health, he states, “Being from here and growing up in rural healthcare, I’m glad to be going to an underserved area that needs more practitioners. Plus, you get to know your patients more by providing a longevity of care.”
Paul currently resides in Madison where he is looking forward to reconnecting with the community. His two children, Levi & Lindsay, currently live in Hanover, MN, with their mother. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.
When it comes to his practice, Paul says he enjoys the variety. At this point, it’s hard to pinpoint one interest because he finds it all interesting. He looks forward to serving patients of all ages.
To schedule an appointment with Paul Hodge, APRN, CNP, please call the clinic at (320) 598-7551.