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DCB Graduates 33 AAS Nurse Students

The Dakota Nursing program at Dakota College at Bottineau will pin twenty-eight Associate in Applied Science Nurse graduates on Friday, May 10, 2019.  Dakota College at Bottineau’s practicum is a member of the Dakota Nursing Program, a consortium of four community college nursing departments which work together to offer a common curriculum for a Practical Nursing Certificate and for an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing.  

The program works to meet North Dakota’s growing need for nurses by providing these degree programs on the campuses of four two-year colleges and numerous satellite sites across the state. This spring’s Dakota College at Bottineau graduates are from the Minot, Valley City and Bottineau campuses.  There were six enrolled in the Bottineau class, 19 in the Minot class and eight in the Valley City class.  The program collaborates with medical centers across the state at which students gain practical experience. The nursing program has proven successful, as graduates consistently score higher than the national average on exit exams.

The photo attached is a picture of the 2019 Associate of Applied Science Nurse graduating class. Students will be taking their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam to become licensed to begin their career as a Registered Nurse.



Bottineau Graduates

Left to Right: Crystal Belgarde, Morgan Kersten, Ronnie Nordstrom, Heather Vanderhoef, Miranda Atkinson and Lindsey Bukowski


Minot Graduates

Back Left to Right: Teri Thiel, Alexandra Kaasa, Colleen Gary, Lean Hofer, Steven Hall, Elyssa Handlen, Lexie Evenson, Mark Shadden, Kathryn Borud and Nicole Gordon
Front Left to Right: Hanna Andrysiak, Whitney Borud, Morgan Raap, Jessica Buchholz, Vanessa Orlando and Natalie Stevens
Not pictured: Jennifer Williams, Alyssa Pratt, Ariel Kenny


Valley City Graduates

Left to Right: Kaitlen Uecker, Caitlin Stockert, Cody Borud, Megan Grafing, Erin Roswick, Kayla Brown and Hannah Ashline