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Advanced Public Health Nurse - Faculty
Tracy Evanson, PhD, PHCNS-BC
NPCBR Rm 380H
Dr. Evanson is an Associate Professor at UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Department of Family and Community Nursing, and Director of the APHN program. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota; an MSN in Community Health Nursing, with a concentration in vulnerable populations, from Seattle University; and a BSN from the University of North Dakota. Her clinical background is in public health nursing, and she is a certified clinical nurse specialist in public health nursing. Dr. Evanson has worked in multiple public health settings including local and state health departments, and in corrections. She has experience with numerous vulnerable populations, including children with special health care needs, homeless, immigrants and refugees, substance abusing pregnant and parenting women, battered women, prisoners, and youth at risk for gang involvement. She is a qualitative researcher, with expertise in descriptive phenomenology. Her primary research interest is in the area of intimate partner violence. Tracy grew up in western North Dakota, and after 12 years of living in the Seattle area, and then Minneapolis for four years, she was happy to return to her North Dakota roots when she came to UND in 2003. She is an avid knitter and whenever possible, picks up a pair of needles and yarn for relaxation. However, as a single-parent, the long, relaxing knitting sessions are sometimes few and far between!
Elizabeth Tyree, PhD, MPH, RN
College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Room 319
Dr. Elizabeth Tyree is an Associate Professor and has a broad background in public health including urban and rural health departments, the Wisconsin Division of Health and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. She has taught at UND for 20 years and chaired the Family and Community Nursing Department for 20 years. All of her teaching has been community focused involving undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Her students have engaged numerous communities and population groups in service learning projects including coalition building, assets/needs assessments and health oriented campaigns in the Grand Forks region.
Lucy Heintz, RN, MS, COHN-S, CCM, CDMS
College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Room 307
Lucy serves as Director of the Office of Student Services and is a clinical assistant professor. She brings with her 22 years of experience as an occupational health nurse. During that time, she developed and implemented a variety of health and safety programs in industrial settings. She enjoys the learning process and completed her Masters of Science degree at the University of North Dakota in 2002. Her credentials include certification as an occupational health nurse-specialist (COHN-S), case manager (CCM) and disability management specialist (CDMS) and is a member of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, North Dakota Public Health Association, and the American Public Health Association. She enjoys interacting with a variety of people, a really good cup of coffee (several times a day), reading novels with intriguing court room dramas, and spending time with her wonderfully entertaining husband, Wayne, her daughter and son-in-law, and with her grandchildren.
Val Krogstad, AA
Advanced Public Health Nursing Secretary
Nursing Room 352
Val Krogstad has a long history at UND, both as a student and an employee. She has worked at UND for 21 years in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. There have been many changes in curriculums, policies, and procedures over the years, but Val still enjoys working with the students and faculty. She recently started working part time in order to have a few more hours to spend on the family farm and with her grandchildren.