Dordt College News

Dordt students awarded nursing degrees

May 21, 2003

Nine Dordt College nursing students received their Associate degree in Nursing at St. Luke’s College on Friday, May 16, which will allow them to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Health Science (BHS) degree at Dordt College next year.

Dordt College and St. Luke’s College collaborate in a 1-2-1 program, allowing students to achieve a BHS degree by spending their first and fourth years in full-time study at Dordt, while attending the hospital-based training in Sioux City during their second and third years of education. St Luke's Students

The nine Dordt students awarded Associate nursing degrees at St. Luke’s College were Hope Franken, Joni Van Voorst and Leann Veenstra, Sioux Center; Jodi Kramer, Thamesville, Ontario; Nadine Mast, Wyoming, Mich.; Lindsey Miller, Yakima, Wash.; Michelle Reedyk, Smithers, British Columbia; Cindy Scholten, Lynden, Wash.; and Laura Van Dyke, Sheldon, Iowa.

St. Luke’s conferred a total of 36 Associate of Science in Nursing Degrees in the ceremony held at the Epply Auditorium in Sioux City on May 16. Hope Franken and Cindy Scholten were among six students named as Honors students for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Dr. Craig Bainbridge, vice-president of medical affairs at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, delivered the commencement address, with diplomas presented by Bonnie Wiltse, board of directors chair, and Michael Stiles, college chancellor.

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