Chief Nursing Officer
Ms. Sveum brings over 40 years of nursing and 16 years of healthcare administration experience to Red River’s leadership team. She is a graduate of North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) where she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing as well as the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND) where she received her MBA in healthcare and an additional master’s degree in nursing administration.
Colleen has nursing and executive management experience in behavioral health, med-surgical, swing bed, emergency department, cardiac recovery, memory care, and intensive care settings. She has also served as a clinical instructor and student nursing advisor at the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) as well as Minnesota State Community & Technical College (Moorhead, MN).
Having been a member of many national and state nursing associations throughout her career, Colleen is a skilled leader with a strong commitment to quality improvement, risk management and staff development and a proven track record of setting the standards for operational excellence.
Outside of Red River, Colleen enjoys time at the lake with family and friends, fishing and reading.