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April 21, 1960     The Billings County Pioneer
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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER 0 Y e e e s d 5, d [- )- )f )- it St. Alexius School ers Nursing "I am glad my daughter Marilyn[ion of the instructor, who selects chose nursing as her profession," [the patient according to the needs says Mrs. Stanley Kwako, who [of the student. Clinical confer- graduated 25 years ago from the] ences are held routinely, where St. Alexius school of nursing in 1 the patients' problems and care are Bismarck. "discussed with tlhe students. After Mrs. Kwako (then Emma The nursing problems are ana- I ~i, vens of Sentinel Butte) corn- lyzed. Understanding people is the pleted her three years of nurses [big.factor i~ helping the patient~ training in 1935, she woIked for on tne roan ~o recovery. two years before marrying. ] Comments made by freshmen stu- dents show their desire to serve Busy years followed for the young " " : wife, but now with the oldest "I like nursing because It en- daughter completing her nurses training, son in medical school, she finds that her husband can man- age with the three younger child- ten at h~me, while she resumes her full time nursing schedule. Giving servtce to others is keen- 15' felt in the family, for it was l~rs. Kwako's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lievens, who gave their ranch in western North Dakota to Father Cassedy for his H~me on the Range for Boys. The four daughters in the Lievens famil'y gladly consented. for there were no boys to take over the ranoh. "It has been fun to compare the many changes m nurses training with mother." says Marilyn. Even so, a quarter of a century ago seems a long time to a girl of nineteen. Mrs. Kwako is equally intrigued with the great advance made in the education of nurses, as well as the facilities available today in the hospitals. l~arilyn feels fortunate that to- day she does not have to work the 12 to 18 hour shifts a day that her rz~other once did. Sometimes nuxse then was even expected to sleep in the room to be at the beck and call of the patient. ~g used tO be done right on the job. A nurse was assigned to a specific task rat- her than com~ve pat- lent oar~. W~tlu there ,Were classes scheduled for the stu- dent nurse, she sometim~ was pressed into service before she was equipped to meet the sit- ration. Today the student nurse is given more formal classroom work as the need for basic education is stressed. Within the past year, the school has been concentrating on patient centered teaching, There are days ~mdgned ~or education and days for sevice. On days of education the student is completely under the supervis- ables me to help people help themselves and thus gives back to th,em their sense of resporLs- ibility and self worth.~ - Judth Newark. Garrison, N. D. "You can't enjoy nursing until you care for patients and are able to communicate and care for their needs both physically and psycho- logically. This in itself gives me woncl~r~l~ satisfying feeling. To accomplish ~his there must be class and practice." - Louise Ellingson, Bismarck. N D. " I like the gradual app:'oaeh to the hospital instead of starting to care for the patient with little knovCledge and much alyprehens- ion." - Judith Michels. Beach. N. D. "Nursing provides opport- unities for great self develop- ment and creates an apprec~a- tlon and respectt for one's fel- lowmen because of the many different people you come in contact with." - Irene Schutz, Elgin, N. D. St. Al~xlus Hospital. founded by t~e Sisters of the Order of St. Be~- edict in 1885, was the first hospit- al in the middle west. St, Alexius school of nursing was established in 1915. When the last of the three-year ~tuden*,a received ~heir diplomas in August. a total of 822 students will have been graduated from St. Alexius Figuring money-wise, each nurse over a three year period receives about $L700 more m actual cost than what abe actually pays in fees and contributes in service hours. The deflci~ is subsidized by the hospital. Sister Joel. acting director of the school of nursing, said that it is believed that a hospital that does not support a nursing school would soon see ~hat the level of nursing care would deteriorate. St. Alexius school of nursing is cooperating with a cost study being made by the National League for Evaluation Report Twenty-four freslmmn students of St. Alexins School of Nursing received their caps at ceremonies held Feb. 28 in Boniface Hall. They include Cacole Degen, Louise Ellingson, Betty Lou Gross, and Adeline Koiberg, Bismarck; Delores Klein, Annette Kcstelecky, Margaret Schmldt and Mary Ann Schmidt, Dickinson; Ella Mac Miller and Irene Schutz, Elgin; Maylou Makelky and Judith Michels, Beach; Nolo Kline, Bo~mmn; Alice Koffler. Glen Ullin; Lila Lee Lowman. Sentinel Butte; Elaine Martin, Gladstone; Judith Newark, Garrison; Pauline gram Obrigewitch, Belfield; Janis Phillips, Lefor; Kay Sch- n~itz, Llrtton; Ilelen Schweigcrt, Zeeland; Diane Steidler. Mandan; Eilcen Sutton, Rolla; and Marie Thicl, Billings, Mont. The St. Alexius School of Nursing has received full accreditation from the National Lca~o-ue of Nurs- ing which will carry through until 1962 when the three-year nursing program will be dropped in favor of the four-year program offered by the department of nursing at Mary College. tPhoto by Bernard Wcinreich) Clinical Discussio ns Part of Training o Rhame; Agnes KralJic, Minot; Jeanne Lechler, Beach xud Emma Za~ora, Philippines. Sister Florence is centered with the baby, Michael Scott Brugman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Brugman of Bismarck. Par- ents arc welcome to visit their children at any time. Sister Florence, instructor in nursing of children, is pictured with junior and senior students in the children's department. Student nurses ta~ing part in the clinical discus- sion are Joann Bueckler, Hague; Nelda Kasmuki, Nursing. In about a year they will be advised as to the cost of edu- cating a student in a diploma, as well as a collegiate program. This fall the first nursing stu- dents wil be enrolled at Mary Col- lege for the four year collegiate program. Three-year graduates are encouraged to continue their edu- cation towards a degwee, until such time when a supplementary pro- gram can be offerecL While eJasses will be h~Id at Maxy college, which is located on Apple Creek Road, seven miles south of Bismarek, alto- de~t ~urses will cor~tinue to resitle st the hospital's nnrses home and will do their labor- atory work ~t St. Alexus hosp- ital. The St. Alexius scrtool of nursing 2"Le nurse education program at Ma=y College will be built on the curriculum through which the stu- dent will become conscious of her place as a woman in the modern world with responsibilities toward God and neigiabor. Saint Benedicfs familiar dictum: "Care must be taken of the sick that they be served in very truth as Christ is served," will be more fully realized by tlhe student when she graduates and takes her place as a Christian professional nurse the ]Benedictine Sisters of Annun- ciation Priory believe, as they furt- her dedicate their 75-years of ser- vice to the people in the area .by providing this college of merit. BLrRLEIGH 4-H GIRL PLANS OWN WARDROBE Marlette Anderson, Wilton, is a 4-H club girl who plans ahead. Marlette was North Dakota's state dress revue entry at l~he 4-H Club Congress in Chicago last year, modeling a tailored rust and brown wool slacks and jacket outfit that will be a part of her college ward- robe next fall when she enters Since 1947, food prices have risen about 26 per cent, compared with many other common cost of living has received many requests for in- formation on the college program, ~hich is a new educational ven- ture in North Dakota. Mary Col- lege is the first women's college in the state. The only other schools offering collegiate programs in nursin~ m North Dakota are James- town college and the University of WATCH OUT FOR BARGAIN SEED So-called "bargain" seed is usual- ly not a bargain, warns ~rven Hagen, deputy state seed commissioner, in urging North Dakota farmers to use extreme care in purchasing seed for their 1960 crop. "Quality seed" Hagen explained, "is not a raw" product. Uncleaned grain, grasses, legumes or any other crop is not seed until it has been properly processed, tested and label- ed." Hagen Pointed out that this is the time of the year when truckers, itinerant salesmen, and oftentimes farmers themselves suddently be- come engaged in the seed business. "Most of these people probably mean wet1", said Hagen, "but they have neither the experiencenor the background required in this very technical business. And, un- fortunately, wha they sell is usually "bargain" seed that may endanger a farmer's entire yield for 1960." "Each year", said Hagen, "'the State Seed Department at Fargo samples and tests seed which is sold in North Dakota. "From these tests we know that the most reliable seed source in any community is the established seed dealer", said Hagen. MORI~ INCOME RECORDED BY MOTOR VEHICLE DEPT Nearly a half- million dollars more m fees has been collected by the motor vehicle department since the first of the year than for the the same period in 1959. according I to figures released by A. N. Lavik motor vehicle registrar. Receipts for January and Febr- uary this year total $7.512.132 com- pared with $7.068.131 for 1959 and $6.899.623 for 1958 Pnssen~er car registrations bare lumped m~re than I0.000 since ~.q58 and truck registrations have in- creased more than 5.1)00 in the las~ two years Passen ~er cars registered for 1960. to dale. total 19~1.286 and trucks count ,97.879. During Febr- uary, the department registered 26.- 788 cars arid 11.5{)9 trucks. Aceordin~ ~o North Dakota law. nin, percent of the passenger fees ($432,053.21) and 14~.: per cent of truck fees ($360. ~3545~ goes to the State Highway Fund. In addition, the highway Departmen~ ~e~s ~he ton tax collection of $197,999.51. O~ther rec~ord,~breaking registra- tions include dealer's licenses 684: motorcycles, 817; duplicate plates, North Dakota. Sister Joel, O % B acting dir- man. octet, said that the BenedictineThe 17-year old Burleigh county Sisters of Annunciation Priory are girl makes all her own clothes, and trying to elevate the nursing pro- ~fession to keep up with modern sews for her mother and sisters as well. Sewing is still a sideline for trends, and m order to do muzt l~her, as during the summer ;;he is bring it within tlhe framewt ri~ of,her father's "riaht hrnd man" on the a college or university. ,f:.rm, doin~ every,:hiny, from plow- In going inlo the college program ing with the tractor u} herdin~ it was necessary that the faculty cows. In school she has a hand in have master's degrees. Si::ter Joel everything---class plays, singing as received her degree last summcr i~ soloist and wt~t,h groups, playing I at the University of Minnesota. rums or Frenc her " the school Sister Mary Catherine, director of t the school of nursing, is nov/ on orchestra, and participating in spe- ech contests, while mmntaiuim, ,~n Sister Joel, acting director of the school of nursing at the St. Alexius i educational leave taking her work honoT "student average. She ,sings lIospital, is shown in her office with Judy Newark, Garrison, a fresh-tat the University of Washington. in her ch'4rcn choir, has taught man student discussir~g her evaluation report. A periodic interview is Seattle. A continuing educational Bible school and Sunday school. one means which is used to help a student improve academically, as well program is planne,4 for other fac- as in her experience in the clinical areas, Sister Joel says. ulty members. Time Out for Talking Things Over Although students are busy prepe~ing assign- ments and main/aining a~dem/e standards, they also devote some time to rt~reation, so vital for the full development of sm individual. A large auditorium provides s center for games, dances, parties, movies, skits and student bo~y meetbag~ An ~1! ~@h~4 ~ tert~nment is held each month. In a rotatlnk fashion each class takes the responsibility for arranging ~i planning these parties which vary ae ording to the taste and initl~ive of the group. "Come in and study with me" was good excuse for these student nurses at St. Alexius hospital to compare notes. From loft-to-right: Kay Schmaltz, IAnten; Paulette Obrigewiteh, Belfield; Adeline Kol- berg, Bismarck and Ella Mae Miller, Elgin. Boniface Hall, the living quarters of,thelt~deuts, meet often called the "Nurses Home", /s getting a new look. Light, gay colors are being used to rodeo- orate the rooms in which the students spend a good Portion of the day. 1,159; non-resident permits. 241 ham operators, 210: mobile homes. 363; and well drillers, 58. ---[:3-- Under ordinary conditions, don't e~ pect ~your strawberry 'beds to bear more than two seasons in suc- cession. Start new beds from the old, (as long as your plants are healthy), using the young plants. Rosita Dizen and Buena Castro, student nurses from the Philippines, arc shown presenting Folk dances at the state convention of the Ameri- NDAC as a home economics fresh- can Legion Auxiliary held in Bismarck last year. Five Filipino girls are end is acti',: :n co~muniiy organ- izations. She l~kes to ride horsel back and take par~ tn any outdoor l sport, especially swimming. ~ Ialrlette's parents, the Floyd Andersons, live on a g.rain and beef farm She has been a member of the Regan Ramblers 4-H Club s~x years, taking foods, home improve- ment az:l ga,'d~nmg projects m addition to clo~h:ng and public speaking, taie~t, recreation, safely, and leader~h-D activities. She has hven Bureign county 4-H pueen nn2 Burleigh ccunty dairy quecn. Marlette things her clothing pro- jeers have helped her the most, not only in that she learned to sew and choose clothes wisely, but that learned patience, good work habits, and persistence, good gro- preparing themselves as professional nurses at the St. Alexius ltospital school of nursing. Mother-Daughter Nurses oming and a~ility to spend her clothing dollars wisely as well. Her reasons for choosing and making her winning sports outfitt fits right in. She says, "it fits inI with the clothes I already have./ and I am planning my future col- lege wardrobe in this color scheme. [ i plan to wear each part of my[ costume wit~ other items in my[ wardrobe." 1 "She was recently featured in Y~Vk~der~ freacl~r,~' a clothing for home ecouomics teachers, in an article titled "America's Best Dres- ] sod Girl~~ Marllyn, who will be graduz~ted from the three year dlploum pro. gram st the 8t AJexiu~ school of nursl~ in the fall of 1961, shows her mother, Mr~ Stanley Kwako, how she makes out her reports. Mrs. Kwa. ko, who j aduated from this same school 25 years ago, is Just as lntri- jlled by the znm~ advances made in the hospital field today ms her daughter is in he/trtng about the procedures used when her ,mother took her training. Mrs. Kwako is now ba~ in the nursing field, having two ebi]dr~ away from home, three able to take care of themselves while she is g~e, and an understanding husband who realizes his wife is making & real contribut/on to society in following her nursing career. For the p/etm~ taking, Mrs. Kwako pat o~ the nurses e~p worn a q~wte~ of a oe~tary ago.