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If you are interested in this program, please contact:

Brigit Hemmer, Interim Director
Aaniiih Nakoda College
P.O. Box 159
Harlem, MT 59526
(406) 353-2607 ext. 289


Program Assistant
Aaniiih Nakoda College
P.O. Box 159
Harlem, MT 59526
(406) 353-2607 ext. 283

ANC Associate of Science - Nursing Brochure

Nurse Assistant and Competency Evaluation Training Brochure

ANC Nursing Program - 2021-2022 Student Handbook

Department of Nursing Mission

The mission of the Aaniiih Nakoda College Associate of Science Nursing Program reflects the college core values and is congruent with its Mission and goals. The department adheres to the 'grow our own' philosophy by helping to empower the student nurse with the attainment of the licensed RN degree. The Aaniiih Nakoda nurse will deliver health care in a holistic and culturally sensitive manner that reflects the community "Life Ways". Aaniiih Nakoda College nurses will have had state of the art education and technological experiences befitting the demands they will encounter practicing in the rural, frontier environment that is their home.

Department of Nursing Philosophy: Grow Our Own

Aaniiih Nakoda College nursing education program is dedicated to the following:
  • Upholding the Aaniiih and Nakoda "Life Ways" by educating student nurses from the community who are steeped in the culture, history, and language that is place-based on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
  • Employing the indigenous, holistic worldview, embedded in the Medicine Wheel as the teaching and learning paradigm.

Department of Nursing Program Outcomes

To meet the challenge of preparing graduate nurses who will have the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to continuously improve the quality of the Montana healthcare workforce, the Aaniiih Nakoda ASN Student Learning Outcomes are based on the Medicine Wheel, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing Report recommendations, the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, and Montana State Board of Nursing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, nursing student graduates will be able to meet the following program outcomes:

  1. Incorporate the philosophy of "growing our own," the nursing graduate will work collaboratively with clients, their families and the health care community to ensure quality care.
  2. Integrate a Native American cultural focus to administer culturally competent, patient and family-centered care to a variety of clients throughout the seasons of their lifespan.
  3. Apply the nursing process and incorporate evidence-based practice in providing safe and holistic patient care.
  4. Combine cultural, professional, legal, and ethical accountability into practice, embracing the values of the nursing profession and the Aaniiih and Nakoda cultures.
  5. Perform at or above the national average on the NCLEX test.
Candidate for Accreditation

Effective March 28, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on March 28, 2024.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

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