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Spring 2017

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Called to serve:
Profiles of student nurses who became military health professionals.
[Page] 2 Meet Dolores (Gleich) Pogrebniak and Nick Westphalen, two Army Student Nurse Program participants on opposite ends of the chronological spectrum.
[Page] 3 Deployment delays nurse practitioner studies for Alex Kalsbeck.
[Page] 3 Commissioning to Navy Nurse Corps gave faculty member the opportunity to serve U.S. president, other dignitaries.
[Page] 4 Undergrad Nick Westphalen credits time management for being able to meet the demands of ROTC training and a nursing degree.
[Page] 5 Asha Wyatt: ‘Who better to serve than my country?’
[Page] 5 Bruce Kyllonen: ‘Rewards … will be more than worth it.’
[Page] 6 Veterans John Mills, David Cole find rewarding careers as nurses at Sioux Falls VA.
[Page] 8 Bostic twins find National Guard the perfect prep course for nursing.
[Page] 9 Naval career helps Sara Weelborg find her calling in psychiatric nursing. Features:
[Page] 10 Camp Gilbert experience connected accelerated students with diabetic children.
[Page] 12 On the other side of the table. Recent grads return as recruiters at job fair.
[Page] 14 Jonas Scholars: Alexandra Draisey, Shannon O’Connell-Persaud, Travis Erickson selected for 2016-17 award.
[Page]16 Ela Nielsen develops broader perspective as president of South Dakota Nursing Student Association.
College news:
[Page] 18 New faces to the College of Nursing
[Page] 20 K Reeder honored by the American Heart Association.
[Page] 20 Five State grads honored by South Dakota Nurses Association.
[Page] 21 College makes list for
[Page] 22 Accreditation granted to doctor of nursing practice, advanced practice programs. Alumni
[Page] 26 First graduate— Rachel Foss. Daughter recalls the pioneering journey of her mom, a 1936 graduate.
[Page] 28 Distinguished Alum — Karen (Billars) Heusinkveld, UT-Arlington professor, honored by SDSU.
[Page] 29 Stacey Tait-Goodale— Development director recalls how her military experience challenged her in nursing school.


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