Admission Deadline


Just a reminder that the admission deadline for fall semester is March 15!

 To view the admission criteria, requirements, and procedure visit:

If you need help on how to upload your documents check out this video on our website:

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at: 218-477-2693 or email us at


Welcome New Admits for the 2015 Spring RN to BSN Program!


The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership would like to welcome our new admits for the 2015 spring RN to BSN program!


We would like to provide a few helpful links that may make things a little bit easier in the chaos :)

Hendrix Health Forms Link:


Business Services:

College of Science, Health, & the Environment:

School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (RN to BSN):

Disability Services:

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

IT Helpdesk:



If you have any questions or need more assistance please email:

or call 218-477-2693



National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

h&H week

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is November 15-23, 2014.

It is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. Not only is it just in time to be thankful, but to help those that are experiencing hunger and homelessness by bringing awareness to our local, state, and national communities.

Learn more and join the support through social media at:


Help the National Coalition for the Homeless reach their goal of 250 supporters!!

What else can you do??
Create an event!
Or find one near you!


H & H Awareness Week is a great chance to take action in your community. Hunger and homelessness impacts every town, big or small.

Be a part of the movement this year!

Xi Kappa Induction Ceremony, November 1, 2014

News Release


Xi Kappa-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing held its annual Induction Ceremony in conjunction with its 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

The induction recognizes nursing students and community nurse leaders who have demonstrated achievements in nursing, leadership qualities and high professional standards.

Inductees consisted of graduate and undergraduate students from the following colleges: Concordia College, University of Jamestown, Moorhead State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University, and North Dakota State University at Sanford Health Bismarck. The Community nurse leaders are nurses with high achievement and reside in communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Congratulations to the new inductees!

• Concordia College – Undergraduate:
Mikayla Carey
Kayla Doebbeling
Lindsay Erickson
Scott Flotterud
Abigail Gaugen
Jennifer Hoyt
Erin Januschka
Nicholas Leen
Laura Mansell
Amanda Mikelson
Santiago Ocariz
Jenna Posch
Laura Prosinski
Marta Prosinski
Laura Radig

• University of Jamestown – Undergraduate:
Chelsey Cotney
Amber Fearnside
Shana L. W. Hall
Kayla Isaacs
Brittany Maasjo
Ashley Mueller
Andra Roorda
Makenzie Sell
Andrea Toepke-Floyd
Katie Stumpf
Keleigh Van Dyke
Averee Zent

• Minnesota State University Moorhead – Undergraduate:
Stephanie Danger
Amy Harding
Danelle Jones
Amy Peterson
Jessica Stewart

• Minnesota State University Moorhead – Graduate:
Jill David Jensen
Jessica Galbrecht
Jennifer Kastl
Rachel Tushaus

• North Dakota State University – Undergraduate:
Kacie Becker
Paige Bell
Tara Buss
Jessica Diaz De Leon
Bonnie Hemquist
Kaitlin Karsky
Bria Knaust
Austin Kutzer
Mitchell Lehn
Chelsea Lingle
Alexander Olson
Amber Riopelle
Alice Safe
Alexis Schauer
Danielle Simenson
Jessica Webber

• North Dakota State University – Graduate:
Michelle Brown
Dianne Kappelman Beyer
Allison Peltier
Vanessa Skolness

• North Dakota State University at Sanford Health Bismarck – Undergraduate:
Lindsey Miles
Erin O’Leary
Jerri Jo Sterna
Jessica Stober
Devin Doolittle Murphy
Julie Perkins
Christopher Coombe
Merry Kraft
Amy Meyer
Megan Humann

• Community Nurse Leaders:
Cheryl Anderson, BSN, MSSL, RN
Michelle Jetvig, BSN, RN
Sharri Lacher, MSN, RN
Rebecca Moch, BSN, MSSL, RN
Thomas L. O’Keefe, BSN, MSN, RN
Kristiana M. Oleson, AD, BSN, RN
Mary Jane “Janie” Olson, BS, MSN, RN
Michelle Pace, BSN, RN
Janet Riggins, BSN, MSN, RN
Patricia (Trish) Strom, BSN, M.ED, LPC, RN
Jacki Bleess Toppen, BA, BSN, MSN, RN
Nicole Lee Ueckert, BSN, RN

Scholarships and awards were also given to the following recipients:

• Xi Kappa Graduate Scholarship:
Jenna Wallace – NDSU

• Xi Kappa Undergraduate Scholarships:
Jessica Diaz De Leon – NDSU
Andrea Toepke-Floyd – University of Jamestown
Abigail Haugen – Concordia
Chelsea Lingle – NDSU
Alexander D. Olson – NDSU

• Martha Vorvick Berge Memorial Scholarship:
Katie Stumpf – University of Jamestown

• Excellence in Nursing Education Award:
Wendy Hournbuckle, MS, RN – University of Jamestown

• Excellence in Nursing Practice Award:
Crystal Nemer, RN, MSN, CNML – Fargo VA Health Care System

National Home Care and Hospice Month


November is Home care and Hospice Month!

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice has vigorously protected the rights of home care and hospice patients and providers since 1982.

The millions of nurses, home care aids, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve, get honored during November by the home care and hospice community.

You can learn more about the following themes listed below by visiting:

The themes National Association for Home care and Hospice Month are celebrating this November:

Home care: Home is the Center of Health Care

Hospice: Hospice=Love in Action

Private Duty: Loving Care Tailored to Each Family’s Needs

Home Care Aid Week (November 9-15, 2014): Caring in Action

To read some of the stories from the Nation’s Top Home Care and Hospice Nurses, visit this link:


Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month


In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November to be National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month! Fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s at that time and today, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s has soared to nearly 5.4 million.

The National Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, research and support. To learn more about the Association and the Colorado Chapter, visit:

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, research and support. The walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. When you participate in the Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel their mission-related initiatives of care, research and support.

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Walk is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

To learn more about how you can help in your own community, visit:

National Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month!

Each November is American Diabetes Month and is a time for everyone to come together as a community to help stop diabetes!

The American Diabetes Association, is an association that leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and to fight for those affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, they deliver services to hundreds of communities, provide objective and credible information and give a voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

To learn more about how you can help, visit:

November 14th of each year is called World Diabetes Day. It is a campaign that is led by the International Diabetes Federation, it engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness.

The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle.


To learn more about World Diabetes Day, check out:


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