Dr. Marci Maple Nominated to Serve as Co-President of the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing

Dr. Marci Maple, associate professor of nursing at Bemidji State University, was named co-president of the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN). Maple will serve in this role with Dr. Diane Dahl, dean of nursing and health, medical and social science programs at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn.

The mission of MACN is to be the voice of baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education in Minnesota by leading change and promoting excellence to optimize the health of the public.

The objectives of MACN include:

  • Providing strategic leadership for baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs and individuals in pursuit of academic excellence and
  • Promoting collaboration between MACN members and healthcare organizations to enhance the health of the public and shape healthcare policies.

Bemidji State university Nursing Program

Bemidji State University’s Nursing program is an established and fully accreditednursing program with a 30-year history of providing baccalaureate-educated nurses to the region. BSU Nursing offers two tracks to complete the baccalaureate degree — a four-year track for students just beginning their education and a two-year track for students who are licensed Registered Nurses with an associate degree or diploma. The focus of the program is to give students broad, practical experiences along with the deep, technical education required of a nurse. The program applies a student-centered approach that mentors students throughout their educational journeys.



MN State logoBemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit bemidjistate.edu or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.