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Well Prepared For Patient Care

Nursing is a calling often transmitted through experience. Many nurses credit seeing medical care administered up close or being asked to assist in an emergency procedure as inspiration for their career choice. Nicholas Houge is in that group.

The son of an occupational therapist, Houge had an interest in serving others through health care.

“I enjoy helping people,” he says. “And then I’ve always had this draw to working within a hospital.”

But it was job shadowing a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist that helped him turn the corner.

Having decided nursing would be his future, Nick needed a place to study. UND quickly rose to the top of his list. The outstanding reputation and geographical area helped, but the remarkable outcomes for nursing students sealed the deal.

Read more of Nicholas’s story and other Leaders in Action.