Julie Rice - RN, NP

Julie Rice - RN, NP

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My Areas of Practice
High-risk pregnancy, Complementary medicine, Preterm birth prevention, Meditation, Wilderness medicine

General Information

Gender: Female

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Spanish

Practices at

Womens Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd.

5th floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Certification: Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

BA: College of St. Catherine
St. Paul, MN

Medical Degree: University of Minnesota

BSN: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Ob/Gyn Nurse Practitioner Program: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Professional Associations & Awards

Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse Practitioner Group; Preterm Birth Prevention/Mammography Screening Guideline Development, Institute for Clinical Systems Integration; AWHONN/Holistic Nurses Association; Wilderness First Responder


Julie Rice has over 25 years experience as a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Obstetrics and Women’s Health and over 30 years experience as an R.N. Julie received her B.A. in Nursing from St. Catherine’s University, with areas of concentrated study in Psychology and Fine Arts. As an undergraduate, she was accepted to SPAN, a program affiliated with the University of Minnesota, designed for student international travel and cross-culture study. Julie traveled to the Fiji Islands where she studied traditional childbearing and maternal-child health practices. After graduation Julie worked as an R.N. in Labor and Delivery at St. John’s Hospital, St. Paul and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. In 1983 Julie completed her Certification as an Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioner through Planned Parenthood and affiliations with the University of Minnesota. Julie working at Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and Boynton Clinic Student Health Services before joining Park Nicollet in 1985. In addition to her clinical practice at Park Nicollet, Julie expanded the Prevent Program, educating pregnant women at risk for premature labor to minimize potential risks of delivery and measures to respond and cope in the event of premature labor/delivery. Additional contributions include member of advisory board for Complementary Health Care, facilitator for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, ICSI Committees on Premature Labor Management and Prenatal Education. Previous volunteer opportunities include Helping Hand Clinic in St. Paul and Mother Baby Chemical Health Program. Julie was co-founder, Chair and Co Chair of the Ob Gyn Nurse Practitioner Interest Group, participating in Health Legislation and Professional Continuing Education. Throughout her professional career, Julie’s approach with patients is thorough, integrating all factors in the individual’s life impacting current or long term health and wellness. Julie’s focus is to work with health concerns and optimize your health potential with emphasis on preventive care, inviting you to be an active and involved participant in your health care. When Julie is not working she loves the outdoors. “ Nature has been a great source of learning about living life. In addition to it’s wisdom, I have found great comfort from Nature in all Seasons.” Julie has hiked Isle Royale, Lake Superior Hiking Trail, Tetons and the Himilaya Mountains. Together with her husband John, has taught sea kayaking and Leave No Trace outdoor principles. In 2008, she successfully completed her 4th marathon. Most recent adventure was snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Julie lives in St.Paul with her husband John. Together, they have 1 son, 2 daughters a dog and 2 cats.