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Leaders in Action: Well prepared for patient care

‘UND prepares you,’ says Nick Houge, nurse anesthetist student in College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines 


Nick Houge earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at UND, and he returned to the University for his current program, in which hes pursuing a Nurse Anesthesia Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

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

I enjoy helping people, he says. And then Ive 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.

UND has nearly 100% board pass rate for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses), and nearly 100% of students who start the program complete the program, he said.

Read and watch more about Nicholas Houge and his successful journey to UNDs nurse anesthesia program.