By Dave Graves, University Marketing and Communications8:34 AM - November 29, 2020
Becky Hruby didn’t see this one coming. When her name was called at the August 2014 pinning ceremony as the outstanding graduate student in her doctor of nurse practitioner class, Hruby (pronounced Ruby) may have been the most surprised one in the audience. The announcement was not a surprise to associate professor Jo Voss.
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.