Tana Helleksen, RN

Mankato Site Supervisor


Bachelor’s Degree: Excelsior College
Licensure: Registered Nurse
Certifications: BLS, BLS Instructor

Tana Helleksen, RN, worked as an LPN for 16 years before earning her Registered Nursing degree from Excelsior College in 2010. Tana joined PrairieCare Medical Group Southern Minnesota as Mankato Site Supervisor on March 2, 2021.

Tana has worked in various areas of nursing over the past 26 years, including inpatient Hospice, Family Practice Clinic, ER, and Anticoagulation, with five years in leadership at a Residential Facility for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.

Tana looks to experience and support the way that PrairieCare provides Mental Health supports to individuals, and their support systems, in Mankato and the surrounding region. With her three decades of nursing experience and seven years of leadership experience, she hopes to help support and guide the Mankato team as they continue to deliver the highest quality care in the region.

When she’s not at work, Tana enjoys spending time with her family as well as cooking, baking, and spending quiet time in her kayak. Tana also enjoys travel, most recently having taken an amazing trip to Peru where she visited Machu Pichu.