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UND salutes nursing professionals during National Nurses Week

The dedicated student nurses, alums and other nursing field professionals from UND have their own stories to share

This week, for National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the University of North Dakota salutes the contributions and sacrifices of these amazing professionals and reminds us to thank the medical professionals who keep us healthy. UND archival photo.

From assisting with life-threatening ER crises to delivering babies and caring for the elderly in their last moments, nurses perform some of the most difficult and heartbreaking tasks in the medical world. As workers who perform the most essential health care tasks, nurses often serve as the first point of contact for most patients.

This week, for National Nurses Week (May 6-12), the University of North Dakota salutes the contributions and sacrifices of these amazing professionals and reminds us to thank the medical professionals who keep us healthy.

It is celebrated between May 6, National Nurses Day, and May 12, the birthdate of celebrated nurse Florence Nightingale.

Check out the stories and articles  below of our dedicated student nurses and other nursing field professionals at the UND School of Nursing & Professional Disciplines:

Caleb Boehm. Image courtesy of Sanford Health.

Responding to the Need

UND Nursing alum Caleb Boehm stepped up to care for COVID-19 patients in need.

Read about Caleb’s experiences

Celibermari Rodriguez started her first semester at UND’s online master’s program in nutrition in 2017, a few weeks before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, where she lives. Despite the challenges, she persevered, earning her degree this summer. Image courtesy of Celibermari Rodriguez.

Overcoming obstacles

After starting her online program during Hurricane Maria, Celibemari Rodriguez of Puerto Rico earned her Master’s in Nutrition.

Read Celibemari’s story

Patrick Schmid’s friends and former colleagues at Spirit Lake Head Start gifted him with a star quilt upon his UND graduation in 2020. It’s adorned with his Dakota name, Oyate Waokiye, which means Helper of the People. Photo courtesy of UND Alumni Association & Foundation

Wana Wota: Let’s eat

Social Work alum Patrick Schmid tackles food insecurity and homelessness in his community.

Read Patrick’s story

Patrick and Sylvia Schmid. Photo courtesy of UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Supporting students

Because of Don and Sylvia Schmid, grad students in Social Work receive scholarships to ensure children and families are in good hands.

Read more about their impact