- Adult-Gerontological NP
- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
In our ongoing efforts to make the RAIN Program support services more effective, beneficial, and useful, we will utilize various strategies to assist students in their academic endeavors. Our mentor model has been designed to address concerns, issues, and the needs of each individual student so that an educational plan can be developed.
A crucial part of the mentor model is the RAIN Program's Essential Advisement strategy. All of the students enrolled in the RAIN Program are assigned to one of our two advisors.
Deb Wilson, Nursing student advisor
Barb Anderson, Pre-Nursing student advisor
Newly enrolled students in the RAIN Program will complete an enrollment interview with their RAIN Program advisor. Assessment tools are utilized to determine specific individual needs and develop a plan for student success. This includes regular meetings with mentors and continuous monitoring of academic progress. Students will meet with their advisor and Nurse Mentors each semester to review current status and ensure continuous progress towards graduation.
Mentoring is also an essential component of the RAIN Program and contributes to the retention of students and their successful completion of the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines requirements. RAIN currently has two Nurse Mentors and student tutors available for students.
The Nurse Mentors are available to mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate nursing students. This includes:
- Providing academic advisement for prospective students, reviewing individual academic records and providing individual academic and career advisement.
- Assisting in setting up study groups and working with students individually or as a group, reviewing student papers for nursing content, assisting students when studying for exams, and practicing nursing skills and procedures.
- Helping students organize their syllabi, review ATI test scores and develop study strategies, set up review sessions for the NCLEX exam, assist students with scholarly communication skills, teach role playing for presentations, and serve as liaison between faculty and students.
- Assist students as needed with writing needs, including answering APA formatting and documenting questions, research methods, vision and editing issues, and any writing concerns that may arise.
The student tutors are available to provide individual or group tutoring sessions for chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, math, statistics, psychology, sociology, and other pre-nursing and nursing coursework. In addition, the tutors coordinate and facilitate group study sessions, develop individual study plans with students, assist students in preparing flashcards and other learning materials, and provide studying hints, tips, and strategies for successful academic performance.
RAIN Traditional Meal and Honoring Ceremony
Just as the University of North Dakota recognizes its graduates with a diploma, the RAIN program recognizes its graduates with an honor ceremony. The ceremony includes the presentation of a Pendleton blanket (a symbol of honor in most Native American tribes) to each graduate, and a traditional meal prepared by the RAIN staff and students for family and friends. After the presentation of the blankets, an honor song is sung by a drum group. The event concludes with a friendship round dance for all present. The ceremony is a significant component that has been a part of RAIN since inception of the program and represents key cultural values and principles of honor.