May 21, 2013 – North Dakota State University’s Department of Nursing and Cankdeska Cikana Community College will hold the second annual conference focused on American Indian nursing in North Dakota June 11-12 at Spirit Lake Casino and Resort, St. Michael, N.D.
Titled “Past, Present and Future of American Indian Nurses in North Dakota,” the purpose of the conference is to develop strategies for recruiting and retaining American Indian students in the nursing profession. The event is geared for health care professionals, health care administrators, nursing program faculty and nursing program administrators.
Keynote speakers will be Sandy Grande, professor and chair in the education department at Connecticut College, New London, Conn., and Cynthia Lindquist, president of Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, N.D.
Grande, author of “Red Pedagogy,” also is faculty fellow in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy. She has served in several administrative capacities at Connecticut College, including special adviser to the president for Institutional Equity and Diversity and faculty representative on the strategic planning committee. In 2004, she was appointed chair of a committee to develop the Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at the college. The center was established in 2005. Among her many honors and awards, Grande was named a founding scholar to the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy at McGill University in California.
Lindquist has been president of Cankdeska Cikana Community College, which serves the Spirit Lake Dakota community, since 2003. She also is an adjunct faculty member in community medicine and rural health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is a founding member of the National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center and has served as a member of the Council of Public Representatives, an advisory council to the director of the National Institutes of Health. She is former executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission.
The conference agenda also includes presentations on the health professions occupation grant, Next Steps program, using nominal group technique to determine recruiting and retention strategies, American Indian nursing demographics mapping project, nursing workforce needs and youth education employment survey results. Elder nurses, nursing students and employers will share their perspectives through panels and presentations.
There is no charge to attend the conference, but participants are encouraged to register by May 29. To register, visit www.ndsu.edu/aicup/aicup_conference.
The conference is funded by the University Partnership Research Grant for Health Professional Opportunities, #90PH0019, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.
Grandbois Publishes Research and Participate on Panel
Published: 05 March 2012 04:17 PM
Donna Grandbois, assistant professor of nursing, and Gregory Sanders, associate dean for the College of Human Development and Education, had their manuscript, "Resilience and stereotyping: The...
Grandbois awarded FORWARD Mentor Travel Grant
Published: 05 March 2012 03:55 PM
Twenty-four faculty have been awarded Mentor Relationship Travel Grants through the FORWARD project. The grants offset the costs of meeting with mentors from outside NDSU to build long-term...
Secor-Turner Receives Grant Funding
Published: 31 January 2012 01:27 PM
Molly Secor-Turner, PhD, RN (Nursing) and Brandy Randall, PhD (Human Development and Family Science) have received funding from the Society for Research on Adolescence Innovative Small Grants program...
Nursing Honor Society Awards Scholarship
Published: 05 December 2011 03:22 PM
Danielle Ebnet, a nursing student at North Dakota State University, has been selected by the Xi-Kappa-At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society as the first recipient of...
NDSU Department of Nursing Receives Grant
Published: 05 December 2011 03:07 PM
A four-year, $1.9 million research and evaluation grant has been awarded to the NDSU Department of Nursing in partnership with Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Mount Sinai Medical School,...
NDSU DNP Program Receives National Accreditation From CCNE
Published: 23 November 2011 01:41 PM
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted accreditation to the NDSU Department of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The accreditation has been granted as of...
Secor-Turner Presents at Human Development & Family Science Colloquium Series
Published: 14 November 2011 01:33 PM
Dr. Molly Secor-Turner, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor Department of Nursing, will present at the Human Development & Family Science Colloquium Series on Monday, November 21, 2011. Dr....
Department of Nursing Welcomes New Department Chair
Published: 28 July 2011 12:51 PM
Carla Gross, MSN, RN, who has been with the NDSU nursing program since 1987, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Nursing. Professor Gross earned a BSN degree at the University of...
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Disseminates NCLEX-RN Pass Rates
Published: 28 July 2011 12:47 PM
For the year July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, the NCSBN reported that the pass rate for NDSU graduates on the examination for RN licensure (State Boards) was 97 percent. During this same time...
Department Receives Grant
Published: 28 July 2011 12:45 PM
The Department of Nursing recently received notice of a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding is...
Grandbois Presents at the University of Pennsylvania
Published: 12 May 2011 03:27 PM
Donna M Grandbois, Ph.D., RN, Assistant professor of Nursing at NDSU, was invited to present her program of research at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing Seminar Lecture Series on...
National Nurses Week
Published: 09 May 2011 12:32 PM
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. As of 1998, May 8th is designated as National Student Nurses Day. Often described as an art...
Gross Awarded Mary Berg Award for Excellence in Teaching
Published: 04 May 2011 01:02 PM
The College of Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Sciences honored Carla Gross with the "Mary Berg Award for Excellence in Teaching." She was chosen for this annual award by a committee of her...
Heuer Attends ROTC Nurse Educator Tour
Published: 04 May 2011 10:45 AM
Dr. Loretta Heuer attended the Spring 2011 Brook Military Medical Center ROTC Nurse Educator Tour held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas from April 28, to April 30, 2011. The Brook Military...