Dordt College News

Dordt students awarded nursing degrees

May 24, 2007

Nursing Students

Eleven Dordt College students received their Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) degree at St. Luke’s College on Thursday, May 10. Most of these students will continue their education at Dordt College next year to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree.

Dordt College and St. Luke’s College currently collaborate in a 1-2-1 program, allowing students to work toward a bachelor degree by doing most of their classroom studies at Dordt, while obtaining their clinical experience via St. Luke’s College and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center.

The 11 Dordt College students awarded associate nursing degrees at St. Luke’s College were Ranae Draayer, Denise Stuit, Julie Van Kley, and Stephanie Van Ruler, Sioux Center; Anna Fedders and Megan Noteboom, Ireton; Leasa Nieusma, Urbandale, IA; Jena Mouw, Leota, MN; Becky Ritsema, Kalamazoo, MI; Emily Hiemstra, Salem, OR; and Catherine Bakker, Nanaimo, BC.

Jena Mouw was one of six students in the class to graduate Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00 GPA), while Anna Fedders was among 10 nursing students in the class to graduate Magna Cum Laude (3.71-3.89 GPA).
Earlier in the day a pinning ceremony was conducted, with nursing pins presented to the graduates.

These students are now eligible to take the state board licensure examination to become a Registered Nurse (R.N.), and can build upon their St. Luke’s A.S.N. degree to earn a Dordt College B.S.N. degree with just one final year of study.

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