Nursing Student Association convention

The University of Jamestown Nursing Student Association is hosting the Nursing Student Association of North Dakota State Convention Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at Quality Inn, Jamestown. About 100 nursing students from institutions across North Dakota will attend.

“Students will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the nursing profession and how they can become better nurse leaders,” says Katie Stumpf, a University of Jamestown junior nursing student from Bismarck and a local arrangement chairperson.

Keynote speaker Pippa White of Lincoln, Neb., will portray Florence Nightingale and present “Leadership in Action.” Attendees will also hear from presenters from the University of Jamestown Department of Nursing, Anne Carlsen Center, and North Dakota State Hospital. The organization will hold elections for its state board.

“The convention is always a great time for students from around the state to interact,” says Dr. Teree Rittenbach, University of Jamestown professor of nursing. “They learn about current nursing practices and hear inspiring speakers. A session that is always well attended and valued is a review for their National Licensing Exam. This year it is presented by Barb Sarr, RN, MSN, from Kaplan. She is an excellent speaker, and the students always appreciate her presentations.”

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