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Mapleton Kindergarten students send message to nurses

Mapleton Kindergartners reach out to nurses in their community with a message of thanks

MAPLETON, N.D — Kindergarten students in Mapleton are making connections between the letters of the alphabet and nurses in their community. Teacher Kayla Dornfeld is using a program called Kindergarten Bootcamp to teach her students the alphabet. The letter of the day is N, which lead her students to talk about nurses and how they’re helping the community. The class…

NDSU Nursing School Hosts Drive Thru Pinning Ceremony

The formal pinning ceremony is still being held in August.

FARGO, N.D.- The pinning ceremony is a unique rite of passage that only graduating nursing students get to experience. “The pinning ceremony is a long lasting tradition in nursing and it just represents their achievements in completing the program and entering into professional nursing,” says Carla Gross, the Associate Dean at School of Nursing at NDSU. Because of the Coronavirus,…

Workers On The Frontline Get Workers Compensation Coverage In North Dakota

It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order to protect frontline workers. It provides workers compensation coverage for first responders and health care workers exposed to COVID-19 on the job. It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus. Compensation includes wage replacement and medical benefits. Burgum says the current workers…

High Schoolers Explore Medical Field at Scrubs Camp

They learn about everything from nursing to cardiovascular technology

MOORHEAD, Minn. –High schoolers are scrubbing in and learning about all things medical at Scrubs Camp, a partnership between M State, MSUM, and HealthForce Minnesota. Camp attendee Katelyn Pagel, a rising senior from GFW High School, says she’s always wanted to go into the medical field. “Just like helping people, just has always been a dream of mine because I…

Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota Nurses Strike Averted

The hospital approved an insurance plan that no longer forces nurses to pay more of the rate hikes than the hospital does.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Dave Kolpack, AP) – Nurses have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota, after union nurses had authorized their negotiating team to call for a strike. The Minnesota Nurses Association says negotiating teams agreed on contract terms early Saturday after meeting for than 21 hours. The hospital approved an insurance…

Sanford Children’s Hospital Highlights Highly-Realistic Simulation Training Tool

The equipment is funded by donations from the Children's Miracle Network

FARGO, N.D. — A simulation training tool at Sanford Children’s Hospital is about as close as you can get to the real thing. The doll used is so realistic that it moves, breathes, and even cries. “It’s nice to see babies like this who do react. Sometimes I feel like we’re just getting told vitals and we’re making up the…

Several Babies Born at Sanford on Christmas Day

Nurses say Christmas Day saw an average number of births

FARGO, N.D. — Several families got the ultimate Christmas present: babies born on Christmas day. Sanford says six babies had been born as of 2 p.m., with more mothers in labor in the afternoon. Nurses say that’s about average for a typical day. Families and nurses both say bringing new life into the world makes the holiday more joyous. “It’s hard…

Nurses Reunite After 50 Years At Sanford Tour

They graduated from St. Luke's Nursing School in 1968

FARGO, N.D. — Nurses who graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing School half a century ago got to reunite and explore how hospitals have changed. “I’ve always been a nurse. I always knew as a child I was going to be a nurse. I don’t think you become a nurse just by chance. You want to work with people, you want to…

T and T 5K is Giving Back to NICU Nurses Who Have Devoted So Much to the Teberg Family

"It's here. Our small dream is coming true today"

KINDRED, N.D. — Emily and Brian Teberg, a mother and father from Kindred have experienced two of their daughters in the Essentia Health NICU. After years of spending hours upon hours with the nurses, they took a dream and made it a reality. Take a look at how they are giving back to those who have changed their lives. It…

Reconnecting Families and Making New Memories with Kids Who Were Once NICU Patients

Instead of reliving hard memories, the staff is making new ones by inviting the families of past little patients to celebrate their NICU gradations

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a day no parent will ever forget; the day their child was brought into the world. But for some parents, that day was filled with unknowns as their babies were taken into the NICU. Some families are now looking back on those experiences with their healthy, smiling children. For many parents who experienced having a child…