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Orientation Held for 57 New Nursing Students

Nurs Orientation

The Dakota Nursing program at Dakota College at Bottineau orientated 57 new students into the nursing program this week.  

Four new Associate in Applied Science degree seeking nursing students and 53 new Practical Nursing program students participated. The Associate Degree Nurse (AAS) prepares students to apply to write the ND State Board Examination for Registered Nurses. The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to apply to take the ND Board of Nursing for Licensure of Practical Nurses.  The students will participate in the DCB programs located on the Minot, Valley City and Bottineau campuses. There are approximately 38 returning Associate in Applied Science degree seeking nursing students.

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.

The photo attached is students who participated on the Bottineau campus. Students at the Valley City and Minot locations participated virtually.