Friday, February 8, 2019

As new nurse at Promise, Clazina Blom appreciates its holistic care

by Derrick Vander Waal

SIOUX CENTER, IOWA – Ever since Clazina Blom played “doctor and nurse” as a young girl, caring for others has been an “innate part” of who she is.

Clazina Blom likes the holistic approach to
health care that she has seen at Promise
Community Health Center since assuming
her role as a new clinic nurse.

She has made it her career.

Clazina now is caring for others as a new clinic nurse at Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center.

Helping others, giving support and compassion, and educating about health are important to me,” she said.

Clazina grew up in rural Doon on her family’s rural dairy farm. After completing her home-school education, she earned her registered nursing degree at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon in 2011. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing online from Briar Cliff University of Sioux City in 2013.
She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull for a year and a half, 2009-10. She then served as an RN at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, 2011-17. She also served for six months during 2017 as a traveling nurse in Mason City, working in labor and delivery.
She’s now happy to be at Promise.
“I feel that Promise is a very caring, compassionate and competent organization. They truly care about their patients and being able to help as many people in as many aspects of life holistically,” Clazina said, noting additional services such as nurse health coaching, behavioral health counseling and victim advocacy. “Medical care truly must include all the aspects of life – physical, mental, emotional. I also appreciate being able to serve patients who otherwise perhaps could not afford it.”

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit

Clazina Blom lives in rural Doon. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, going for walks, gardening and spending time with family. She likes all animals, especially dogs. She also does some crocheting and knitting, scrapbooking and card making. She enjoys learning new alternative health solutions and anything holistic, herbal and natural.