By University Marketing and Communications11:00 AM - August 27, 2020
JoEllen Koerner ’82 M.S. tried to quench her untamed curiosity by driving 180 miles a day twice a week to earn a master’s degree in nursing from South Dakota State University. While she admits that curiosity is alive today, those trips created a connection to the College of Nursing.
When presented with the issue of the state of South Dakota not having enough nurses to administer insulin to diabetic school-age children, Gloria Damgaard ’88 M.S. and Linda Young ’87/’96 M.S. went to work.
Alum Brian Brandser, 98'/01' discusses his experience in nursing during the pandemic. He is a critical care nurse in the Intensive Care Unit on the Navajo nation in Shiprock, New Mexico. The facility is part of the Indian Health Service.