Rachel Gentes, MSN, MA, RN, APRN, ACHPN


Palliative Care NP with inpatient Palliative Medicine Service
Division of Palliative Medicine


After achieving a BA from Luther College, Rachel attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, where she earned an MA in youth and family medicine. After seminary, Rachel attended Vanderbilt University School of Nursing where she studied adult health and palliative medicine. Rachel's education in nursing and theology has allowed a natural merging of her interests as she cares for patients with serious illness. Some of these interests include matters of faith and the human spirit's search for connection. Rachel's other interests involve the art of communication, the process of “meaning-making” for critically ill patients and bereaved loved ones, and sustainability for those working in the field of healthcare.