Kendra Reinlasoder, BSN, RN
Office: (406) 275-4933
FAX: (406) 275-4806
Office is located in JPPAU Bldg ~ Room #206
MSN ~ (in progress) Capella University
BSN ~ Capella University
ASN ~ Salish Kootenai College
Kendra is a first-generation Salish descendant reared on her family’s ranch in the Mission Valley.
After attending the University of Missoula for a Music-Education degree, Kendra completed her A.S.N. at Salish Kootenai College.
Kendra was hired directly into Obstetrics at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Polson. She worked in St. Luke’s Convenient Care, then devoted six years of night shift coverage to their OB, ER, & Med/Surgical departments. Kendra was recruited to assist in the development of St. Patrick’s new LDRP unit and enjoyed training night shift nurses to the nursery. A surgical position at St. Luke Community provided float time between cases to assist with triage/trauma and provide on-call circulation and nurse-sedation.
Honored to join S.K.C. staff as a Simulation Specialist and Clinical/Skills-lab Instructor, Kendra remained in the nursing field as a float nurse for Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s IMC, Med/Surgical, Surgical, and Infusion units. She was then promoted to full-time Faculty & Clinical Coordinator following completion of her B.S.N. Graduate work through Capella University is scheduled for culmination Dec. of 2019. She is also coordinating with Best Practice Medicine’s Simulation in Motion (SIM-MT) project, providing simulated medical training to remote Montana communities. Kendra shares cutting-edge concepts through lecture and advocates for evidence-based practice.
Kendra enjoys cross-country skiing and finding remote hot springs in the winter. Summer is filled with farming/ranching, swimming, kayaking, concert-going, camping with her friends/parents, hiking to mountain lakes. Her four sons (ages 6-20) gift her laughter, joy, and youth. Her Great Pyrenees & Anatolian dogs keep her active. Kendra will be a lifelong advocate for a blend of critical-thinking with holistic nursing concepts.