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2014-02-24

BSU inducts 55 students into nursing program

Fifty-five Bemidji State University students were officially welcomed into the Bemidji School of Nursing during an induction ceremony on campus.

The student nurses had their name tags ceremonially affixed to their lab coats during the scholarship and induction event, which officially marked their transition into the study of professional nursing.

Upper-division nursing students welcomed their new classmates into the school by sharing some of their personal stories, relaying the moments they realized that nursing was the right major for them. [watch these stories on YouTube]

“Students will be welcomed into the socialization process that transitions them from basic studies into professional nursing,” said Dr. Jeanine Gangeness, founding dean of the Bemidji School of Nursing. “Nurses have the honor and responsibility to care for individuals during all phases of their lives, and bringing aspects of health, nursing, environment and people into each moment of their future practice is fundamental to the profession.”

The induction ceremony was held Feb. 22 on campus, and included family and friends of the inductees.

Contact
Dr. Sarah Tarutis, assistant professor of nursing and chair of BSU Department of Nursing; (218) 755-2522

Links
photos from the induction ceremony (Facebook link)

Bemidji School of Nursing 2014 inductees
Bemidji | 56601 | Katherine Bartlett; junior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Anna Bartolec; junior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Emilie Carpentier; senior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Mikayla Connell; junior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Kwayikeh Gbato; sophomore, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Laura Heisler; sophomore, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Kelly Hudalla; junior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Amber Larson; senior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Dannielle Mittag; senior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Yunuke Nyanamba; junior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Marissa O’Connell; junior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Whitney Wivoda; junior, nursing
Bemidji | 56601 | Monica Wold; sophomore, nursing

Akeley | 56433 | Emily Brown; sophomore, nursing
Albany | 56307 | Jenna Sanoski; junior, nursing
Alexandria | 56308 | Courtney Peterson; senior, nursing
Baxter | 56425 | Andrew Solseth; junior, nursing
Bayport | 55003 | Emily Olson; sophomore, nursing
Big Lake | 55309 | Christina Hopson; junior, nursing
Brainerd | 56401 | Katie Lippo; sophomore, nursing
Cass Lake | 56633 | Alberta Brunelle; junior, nursing
Clearbrook | 56634 | Brittany Kroening; junior, nursing
Cloquet | 55720 | Alexandria Johnson; sophomore, nursing
Cold Spring | 56320 | DeAnna Schramel; sophomore, nursing
Coleraine | 55722 | Eric Stefanich; junior, nursing
Clearwater | 55320 | Chelsey Watson; junior, nursing
Coon Rapids | 55448 | Mary Cosgrove; sophomore, nursing
Coon Rapids | 55448 | Daniel Hanson; sophomore, nursing
Delano | 55328 | Malia Tolkkinen; junior, nursing
Faribault | 55021 | Rosalba Gomez; sophomore, nursing
Frazee | 56544 | Matthew Shipman; sophomore, nursing
Fridley | 55432 | Carli Schwint; junior, nursing & pre-physical therapy
Ham Lake | 55304 | Chelsey Wik; senior, nursing
Holdingford | 56340 | Ashley Angevine; junior, nursing
Litchfield | 55355 | Brittany Hull; junior, nursing
Long Prairie | 56347 | Rebekah Zinter; senior, nursing
Monticello | 55362 | Kathryn Olson; sophomore, nursing
Mound | 55364 | Kia Johnson; sophomore, nursing
Nisswa | 56468 | Caroline Rasinski; senior, nursing
Oakdale | 55128 | Sarah Kassube; junior, nursing
Osakis | 56360 | Alexandra Brinkman; senior, nursing
Owatonna | 55060 | Whitney Kubat; sophomore, nursing
Pillager | 56473 | Jamie Vansickle; junior, nursing
Plymouth | 55441 | Elle Namur; junior, nursing
Ramsey | 55303 | Leah Gnitka; junior, nursing
Red Lake Falls | 56750 | Breanna Columbus; sophomore, nursing
St. Peter | 56082 | Christine George; junior, nursing
Sauk Rapids | 56379 | Ashley Midas; senior, nursing
Shorewood | 55331 | Jessica Stock; sophomore, nursing
Stephen | 56757 | Davis Mills; junior, nursing
Wrenshall | 55797 | Angeline Wagemaker; junior, nursing

GEORGIA
McDonough | 30252 | Kayce Gavel; junior, nursing

WISCONSIN
Frederic | 54837 | Corissa Schmidt; sophomore, nursing
Minong | 54859 | Rachel Pollock; sophomore, nursing
Park Falls | 54552 | Mary Gehrman; sophomore, nursing


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