Kjersti van Bergen, AGNP, CNP

Specializing in:
Neurology & Adult Gerontology
Kjersti van Bergen

As a dedicated Nurse Practitioner specializing in neurology and adult gerontology , Kjersti van Bergen joined the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology in early 2024, shortly after becoming board certified. She holds both an ADN and a BSN from St Catherine University, where she also completed her MSN for CNP. Kjersti began her nursing career in 2012, bringing a solid foundation of experience to her role at MCN.

Kjersti’s decision to specialize in neurology was driven by a personal connection to the field, having witnessed family members navigate neurological conditions. Her professional focus is on multiple sclerosis (MS), where she employs her extensive knowledge to improve the lives of her patients. She is a member of both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

One of Kjersti’s notable successes involved collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to significantly enhance the quality of life for a patient with MS, demonstrating her commitment to patient-centered care. This holistic approach to healthcare is central to her philosophy of treating each patient with compassion and understanding, striving to achieve the best possible outcomes through teamwork and innovation.

Outside of her professional life, Kjersti enjoys spending quality time with her family, exploring nature through walks and camping trips. She values the simple pleasure of a good cup of coffee or tea, and she manages stress by prioritizing self-care, including mindfulness activities and staying connected with loved ones.

Kjersti’s personal advice for maintaining health includes recognizing stress triggers, incorporating regular physical activities, and nurturing social bonds, all of which contribute to her balanced and health-focused lifestyle.


  • St Catherine University MSN for CNP
  • St Catherine University for ADN and BSN. Started working as a RN in 2012.


  • Board Certified in 2024


  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors – Rising Stars, Neurology/Sleep Medicine, 2017-2018
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