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In collaboration with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and other national nursing organizations, OADN is endorsing this very important policy brief regarding alternative clinical requests for unvaccinated nursing students.  OADN supports this policy brief as a guide for our member schools as each of you address this very important issue during these challenging times.

Policy Brief: Clinical Experiences for Unvaccinated Nursing Students – (oadn.org)


COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses – content developed by the American Nurses Association

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines? We’ve put the answers in one place.

Looking for guidance on how to talk to patients? We’ve rounded up culturally sensitive conversation advice.

The American Nurses Association, together with leading nursing and healthcare organizations, launched this site as a nurse’s hub for critical, current, and credible COVID-19 vaccine information. We hope it is both helpful to you and helps you educate patients and members of the communities you serve.

The COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses campaign is proudly sponsored by:
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The American Nurses Association and its collaborating organizations are solely responsible for the data and related content associated with this campaign. The campaign’s commercial sponsor was not involved in development of this content.


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In Gallup’s annual poll. . .

. . .ranking the most honest and ethical professions, nursing retained the top spot as the most highly rated profession for the 19th consecutive year. In 2020, 89% of Americans surveyed rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as ‘very high’ or ‘high’, which is four percentage points greater than their previous rating high of 85% in 2019.

Devils Lake ADN student Samantha Fell was recently selected. . .

. . .to review Sherpath products for Elsevier’s new Student Resources page, which is slated to roll out in early 2021. “I follow Elsevier on Instagram where a few months ago I responded to a poll on their story, and I really didn’t think anything of it. Well last week I unexpectedly received an email from their marketing director asking if they could interview me about how I liked Sherpath and how it has helped me in my studies during COVID-19, so I replied back right away.” Sam says the interview went well, and the recording over Zoom took less than 10 minutes for the interview portion, and another 30 minutes just visiting and giving feedback on Elsevier’s website and other resources they offer.

At the end of the interview, Elsevier offered Samantha a position as a Student Ambassador with Elsevier, where she along with 30 other students around the world will provide insights on student needs and challenges, review products and marketing content, create articles and videos for the student community, and publish content on social networks. “I was so surprised. I mean I had seen previous Ambassadors on Instagram and thought “Wow, I wish I could do that”, but it seemed like all the ambassadors were from 4-year universities so I never applied.”

Sam took over Elsevier’s Student Instagram the week of November 30-December 4 where she will be giving out tips and advice for school, her experience related to school and other fun and interesting things related to nursing. She will also be doing a giveaway for a set of Saunders Q&A Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN Examination and will also have discount codes available for Elsevier books. After this, she will be a content creator for Elsevier where she will have a blog page and hopes to post regularly.

“This isn’t just amazing for me, but also for all nursing students in North Dakota. I’m putting us on the map and I’m so excited to represent us!”

You can follow Sam and her journey with Elsevier on Instagram @elsevierstudentlife or on Elsevier’s Student Life page at https://evolve.elsevier.com/studentlife/ambassador-blogs.html.

Congratulations to the Dakota Nursing Program students who received a Health Profession Scholarship from the BCBSND Caring Foundation:

  • Alexander Rechlin, Medora, ND – Bismarck State College
  • Amanda Welk, Bismarck, ND – Bismarck State College
  • Melissa Davis-McGraw, Minot, ND – Dakota College at Bottineau
  • Mya Halverson, Cando, ND – Lake Region State College
  • Clara Widvey, Devils Lake, ND – Lake Region State College

LRSC Student Nurses helping with testing for COVID-19 

Our incredible faculty and staff!

ANA’s 36th President represents a first for men in nursingErnie-Grant-Cancer-Hospital-Lobby (2)

Nurses Again Outpace other Professions for Honesty, Ethics

CONGRATULATIONS Karen Clementich!

Karen is the Nursing Director at LRSC and has been recognized as a 2018 National Rural Health Day “Community Star”. Check out the Video.

New Year Brings Updates to WSC’s Nursing Program

From American Samoa to North Dakota

CHI Mercy Highlights DNP Program in Valley City

Dakota Nursing Program expanding at BSC – NEWSCAST

Forget about the Stigma: Male Nurses Explain Why Nursing is a Job of the Future for Men