Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College celebrated the Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduating Class of 2022 during a Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The wonderful ceremony featured speeches from Kasey Enerson, the FDLTCC Nursing Club President, and Elsa Ring, a member of the FDLTCC Nursing Faculty. Andrea Simek, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences provided the opening address; FDLTCC President, Stephanie Hammitt, offered a President’s Welcome; Chelsea Salzer, from the FDLTCC Nursing Faculty, conducted the Presentation of Pins; and the Cedar Creek Singers provided the opening and traveling songs. The 27 graduates were pinned by family and friends during the ceremony.

The mission of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Nursing Program is to provide the education necessary for entry into nursing. This program prepares the graduate to provide culturally competent care. The program aims to educate nurses to be culturally sensitive, focusing on the health needs of the American Indian population and the rural community. Upon completion of this program the graduate will be eligible to sit for the licensure exam.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at FDLTCC is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and holds accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduating Class of 2022 includes:

Austin Ani, Brooklyn Center MN

Sheila Belland, Esko MN

Robyn Lynn Conley, Duluth MN

Sarah Durfee, Cloquet MN

McKenzie Eldredge, Cloquet MN

Kasey Enerson, Cloquet MN

Lydia Gagnon, Cotton MN

Brianna Gilbertson, Brookston MN

Ashlee Hagen, Carlton MN

Brandi Hanson, Duluth MN

Savannah Johnson, Culver MN

Kennedy Kibet, Duluth MN

Megan King, Cloquet MN

Andrea Korkala, Barnum MN

Jeremy Matts, Duluth MN

Amanda Miller, Duluth, MN

Kelsey Miller, Cloquet MN

Michaela Mowry, Cloquet MN

Gwendolyn M Pinson, Sandstone, MN

Shelby Reitan, Two Harbors MN

Jordan Leigh Sandal, Duluth MN

Marisa Sandretsky, Two Harbors MN

Kayla Tahja, Floodwood MN

Abby Tetrault, Iron, MN

Nichole Theisen, Cloquet MN

Kristen L Tobeck, Carlton MN

Holly Wold Sturgeon, Lake MN

For more information on the Pinning Ceremony or the Nursing program at FDLTCC, please contact Cassandra Nicholson at cnicholson*AT*


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It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

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