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DCB Graduates 36 AAS Nurse Students

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The Dakota Nursing program at Dakota College at Bottineau pinned 36 Associate in Applied Science Nurse graduates last week from their programs located on the Minot, Valley City, and Bottineau campuses.

Dakota College at Bottineau’s practicum is a member of the Dakota Nursing Program, a consortium of four community college nursing departments that work together to offer a common curriculum for a Practical Nursing Certificate and 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.

There are four graduates in the Bottineau class, 22 in the Minot class, and 10 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 photos attached are from each of the 2022 Associate of Applied Science graduating classes. Applied Science nurse graduates will be taking their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam to become licensed to begin their career as a Registered Nurse.


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Bottineau-Associate Degree Nursing students (bottom to top)

  • Amanda DeMers, Rugby, North Dakota
  • Briar Kornkven, Bottineau, North Dakota
  • Morgan Reiser, Turtle Lake, North Dakota
  • Georgina Eidmann, Rugby, North Dakota


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Minot-Associate Degree Nursing students (left to right)

Front Row

  • Monica Taylor, Flatwoods, Kentucky
  • Lindsay Baker, Garrison, North Dakota
  • Keshia Egeberg, Hazen, North Dakota

Middle Row

  • Lindsay Peulen, Chisago City, Minnesota
  • Payton Smith, Minot, North Dakota
  • Madison Kramer, Leslie, Michigan
  • Madison Stephens, Evanston, Wyoming
  • Catherine Foster, Minot, North Dakota
  • Kaitlynn Wickstrom, Vicksburg, MS
  • Rejoice Banaman, Ghana


Back Row

  • Irmalinda Duran, Minot, North Dakota
  • Debora Powell, Minot, North Dakota
  • Agatha Thomas, Nigeria
  • Ariana Steller, Minot, North Dakota
  • Racia Toben, Burlington, North Dakota
  • Vidonia Silva, Tracy, California
  • Justin White, East Point, Georgia
  • Jill Erickson, Minot, North Dakota
  • Sulema Diaz, Ogden, Utah

Not pictured

  • Benedicta Foli Kumah, Minot, North Dakota
  • Michelle Hewitt, San Francisco, California
  • Tiffany Yetter, Minot, North Dakota


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Valley City-Associate Degree Nursing students (left to right)

  • Kayla Rotondi, Ellendale, North Dakota
  • Wendy Coovert, Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Misty Miller, Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Angela Larson, Valley City, North Dakota
  • Mackenzie Clark, Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Gracie Neufeld, Rolla, North Dakota


  • Alyssa Petersen, Oakes, North Dakota
  • Josie Rudolph, Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Halee Frey, Jamestown, North Dakota

Not pictured

  • Christy Nannenga, Jamestown, North Dakota