Dordt College News

Dordt Campus Health, Nursing departments make changes

August 29, 2008


Beth Baas, Sioux Center, has been named Director of Campus Health Services at Dordt College, effective for the newly begun academic year. Baas had been employed as a Campus Health Nurse at Dordt College last year.

The previous Director of Campus Health, Pam Hulstein, Sioux Center, has transitioned into Dordt’s Natural Sciences Division, to serve as Director of the Nursing Program and as an Associate Professor of Nursing.

Mary De Young, Sioux Center, has been hired as a Clinical Outreach Coordinator for the Nursing Department. In this new part-time role, De Young will work with established clinical sites for nursing students as well as locate additional suitable sites for nursing students and coordinate and manage the clinical experience of the licensed registered nurse students. De Young has over 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and has worked with many nursing students over the years.

Dordt’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program received the maximum five-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2007. Also on the Dordt College nursing program faculty is Kate Vander Veen, with additional Dordt faculty teaching other support courses in the four-year degree program.

Dordt’s B.S.N. program is wrapped around four semesters of an Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) with collaborative partner, St. Luke’s College. Dordt students do the majority of their course work on campus, then get state of the art clinical training (sophomore and junior years) at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. Upon successful completion of year three, students are eligible to take the state board licensure examination to become a Registered Nurse (R.N.).

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