Daniel Rude

Job Title


Primary care practice with emphasis on acute care medicine, including urgent care and emergency medicine.

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota - Morris - Bachelor of Arts, 1995
  • Essex Comm. College of Baltimore - Physician Assistant Professional degree, 1998
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, 2019


Daniel Rude has been a practicing physician assistnat for over 20 years.  His career began in rural family medicine.   But for the past 15 years Daniel has since focused primarily on urgent care and emergency medicine.  He particularly enjoys medical-based procedures and has been a clinical instructor and preceptor for nearly 10 years.  Daniel joined Bethel University as an adjunct professor in 2020.

Courses Taught

Medical Problem Solving

History and Physical Exam lecture/lab

Ethics - Quality Improvement

Patient Assessment and Diagnostics



Park Nicollet Annual Urgent Care Conference - faculty and suturing workshop instructor

Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants 2020 Spring Conference - Latrodectism

Certificates and Licenses

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) 1998 - Present

Minnesota State Licensure 1999 - Present

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified

Pediatric Advanced LIfe Suport (PALS) certified


Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Park Nicollet Health System

     -Clinical Site Lead - Chanhassen urgent care

     -Committee member - Peer Review

     -Committee member - Quality Improvement

     -Committee member - Compensation & Retention

     -Committee member - Urgent Care CME conference development

Hobbies and Interests

Daniel enjoys spending time with his family and frequent visits to the dog park.  His hobbies include game theory and Ken-Jutsu.


"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso