NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic will be participating in the annual American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day on February 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NDSCS Dental Clinic in Wahpeton, N.D. This nationwide event designates a day for free dental care for those ages three to 20 who may have difficulty accessing dental care. The clinic will be providing dental care to families with limited financial resources.
Services provided may include basic restorative procedures, simple extractions and patient exams. NDSCS Dental Students will perform cleanings, radiographs, sealants, fluoride application and oral health education. Over $20,000 worth of donated services was provided to local children in 2011 with the help of volunteers, local and regional dentists, hygienists, assistants and the NDSCS Dental Education Department staff and students.
“We are looking forward to helping children again this year and our goal is very simple – to provide quality dental services to those in need. We really are looking to give children, and their families, a reason to smile,” commented NDSCS GKAS Program Coordinator Lucinda Johnson.
All patients must have appointments in advance. To schedule an appointment, contact the Allied Dental Education Clinic at 701-671-2333.
100 percent of 2011 graduates pass NCLEX- RN exam on first attempt
The North Dakota State College of Science Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN-registered nursing) students are living up to their number one status. The RN Program was awarded a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council of Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN). All 2011 NDSCS ASN-RN graduates passed the exam on the first attempt earlier this spring.
This is the second consecutive year in which the NDSCS ASN-RN program has had a 100 percent, first attempt pass rate. NDSCS attributes the programs’ continual success to the dedicated, hard working students and the committed faculty and support staff. The programs clinical sites and preceptors also play a vital role in the students continued success.
“Congratulations to our students – a 100 percent pass rate is a significant accomplishment,” commented Ruth Gladen, ASN-RN Program Coordinator. “Most of our graduates are continuing their education and we wish them continued success in their professional careers.”
In early 2010, the NDSCS ASN-RN program was ranked number one out of 1,686 other registered nursing programs in the United States, as reported by Mountain Measurements, Inc. This ranking is determined by NCLEX-RN results.
2011 marks the seventh year NDSCS will offer a registered nursing program. Students in the program graduate with an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam after graduation.
For further information on the NDSCS nursing programs, visit www.ndscs.edu/nursing.