Nichole Friessen

Nicole Friessen


Niki started her career at CNOS in 2006, working as a Physician Assistant under Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Ryan Meis. She has over 20 years of experience as a PA specializing in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic care. Prior to working at CNOS, Niki worked in Des Moines immediately following graduation/certification at Iowa Ortho in sports medicine from 2002-2006. Prior to that, she was a a student athletic trainer at Morningside University from 1996-1999. Niki is  board certified with NCCPA (2002) an also BLS certified.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids. She enjoys working out, cheering on the Hawkeyes and Vikings, boating, and taking warm vacations when she can. Niki also volunteers as a coach with youth volleyball here in Siouxland.


  • Board certified with NCCPA (2002)
  • BLS certified

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  • Undergraduate: Bachelor’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University (2000-2002).
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Morningside University Major in Biology, Minor in Chemistry (1996-2000)

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