Nursing

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Mission

The Dakota Nursing Program provides quality evidence-based nursing education for practical and associate degree nurses, serves as a foundation for further professional advancement and contributes collaboratively to meet the diverse health care needs of the communities it serves.

Philosophy

In congruence with the mission of the Dakota Nursing Program, our philosophy is designed to meet the needs of communities by enhancing professional advancement, utilizing technology, and integrating quality and safety competencies. Students are recognized as diverse and unique individuals who are encouraged to achieve their optimal potential. Faculty is committed to maintaining expertise and ensuring holistic patient-centered care through evidence-based quality nursing education.

Associate Degree Nurse (AAS)

The Associate Degree Nursing program is an educational program that results in an Associate of Applied Science Degree in nursing. Graduates are then eligible to apply to write the North Dakota State Board Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Check out the catalog for more information (Program Curriculum button below).

Practical Nursing (Certificate)

The Practical Nursing Program is an 11-month educational program that leads to the awarding of a Practical Nurse Certificate. Program graduates are eligible to apply to take the examination, NCLEX PN®, which is required by the N.D. Board of Nursing for Licensure of Practical Nurses. This program is part of the Dakota Nursing Program, a collaborative effort between Bismarck State College, Williston State College, and Lake Region State College. Check out the catalog for more information (Program Curriculum button below).

 

For more information

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Ashley Pedie
Administrative Assistant
701-228-5449

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Dawn Romfo RN, BSN, MSN
DCB Nursing Program Director
701-228-5449

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Becky Pfennig BSN, RN
Valley City Site Manager
Valley City


Instructors

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Joanne Vandal MSN, RN
AD Cinical Instructor
Bottineau

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Becky Brodell PhD, RN
AD Clinical Instructor
Minot

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Robin Pursifull BSN, RN
AD Clinical Instructor
Minot

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Erin Williams BSN, RN
PN Clinical Instructor
Bottineau

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Rhonda Darby BSN, RN
PN Clinical Instructor
Minot

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Susan Ashline BSN, RN
AD Clinical Instructor
Valley City

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Chelsey Lorenz BSN, RN
PN Clinical Instructor
Bottineau

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Nicole Burke BSN, RN
PN Clinical Instructor
Minot

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Paige Baade BSN, RN
PN & AD Clinical Instructor
Valley City


Dakota College at Bottineau is located in north central North Dakota near the Turtle Mountains. The mountains are rolling, wooded hills interspersed with lakes and they provide a setting for a variety of recreational activities within easy commuting distance of Bottineau, a "Four Seasons Playground."

We serve students wishing to start their career in the nursing profession. You can complete a practical nursing certificate or an associate degree in nursing at DCB. Upon completion of the AD program students may also articulate to a four year college or university for a BSN.

DCB nursing faculty and staff value students, consider their needs and interests, and make sincere efforts to respond positively to those needs and interests. If you're looking for an affordable, high-quality education in a down-to-earth environment, there's a niche for you at Dakota College at Bottineau. Come on in and find it.