Health Services

Our Student Health Nurse is a registered nurse providing students with a variety of services. Consultation with a registered nurse provides students with nursing assessments and evaluation of illnesses and injuries, first aid care, emergency health care response, referrals to health care professionals, influenza vaccinations, OTC medication administration, and education for health promotion and disease prevention.

 Campus Nurse


Mary Gorder
Telephone: 701-228-5460
Office Location: Student Center

Office Hours

Weekly schedule is posted by the office door

COVID-19 and INFLUENZA Virus Frequently Asked Questions

You can protect yourself and help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, by following basic prevention guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. The illness can be more serious for individuals with a weakened immune system, the elderly, or those with underlying respiratory problems.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive.

Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Clean your hands often.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Required Immunizations

MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella)
The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education requires that all students born after January 1, 1957 provide documentation of two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella administered no less than 28 days apart, or provide documentation of titers proving immunity to each disease. 

Meningococcal (Students age less than 21)
Effective Fall 2017, newly admitted students ages 21 and younger must provide documentation of immunity against Meningococcal disease in accordance with this policy. The Chancellor shall adopt procedures implementing these requirements. Documentation of immunity under subsection 2 in SBHE Policy 506.1 means evidence of at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) at age 16 or older.

DCB accepts copies of records issued by physician offices, local health departments, high schools, colleges, or military records.

All incoming students born outside of the U.S. are required to complete the TB screening documentation form and forward to the Student Services prior to registration.

Click here for the TB Screening PDF Form

Registration Holds
The Student Services office is responsible for monitoring student compliance with health policies. If you fail to provide Student Services with documentation of required immunizations before the designated pre-registration period for next term’s classes. The computer will inform you that you have a hold placed. Should this happen to you, call the Student Services Office at 701-228-5487, or come directly to Student Services to find out why we have placed the hold and what you must do to have it removed.

In accordance with NDUS Policy 506.1, students enrolled only in distance learning courses, courses taught off campus, continuing education or noncredit courses, and students in attendance at camps, workshops or programs and classes delivered under contract to a third party are exempt from this policy. Campuses shall grant additional exemptions upon application to and approval by the authorized institution official, under established campus procedures, when: (a) immunization is contraindicated by illness, pregnancy, allergies, or other medical condition certified by a licensed physician; (b) the student has had one immunization and agrees to have a second one no less than one month later; or (c) the student’s beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program.  In addition, DCB also exempts benefited employees from the policy as well as students enrolled in early entry/dual credit courses.

North Dakota University System Immunization Policy 506.1

Records are submitted to Student Services:
Dakota College at Bottineau
Student Services
105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, ND 58318-1159
fax: (701)228-5499