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If you are interested in this program, please contact:

Brigit Hemmer, Director
Aaniiih Nakoda College
P.O. Box 159
Harlem, MT 59526
(406) 353-3928

ANC Associate of Science - Nursing Brochure

Nurse Assistant and Competency Evaluation Training Brochure

ANC Nursing Program - 2022-2023 Student Handbook

Medicine Wheel Paradigm and Alignment

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.

Aaniiih Nakoda College Grow Our Own Nursing End-of-Program Student Learning 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 End-of-Program 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.

End-of Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of Aaniiih Nakoda College's Grow Our Own Nursing Program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply the Medicine Wheel Paradigm (Moss,2016) of the Aaniiih Nakoda College Grow Our Own Nursing Program to provide multi-dimensional nursing care to meet the healthcare needs of patients in the local and regional communities
  2. Integrate an American Indian focus to administer culturally safe patient and familycentered holistic care throughout the Medicine Wheel (Moss,2016) lifespan seasons.
  3. Utilize the nursing process to incorporate evidence-based knowledge and resources to provide balanced, quality patient care.
  4. Incorporate the values of the Aaniiih Nakoda lifeways to combine cultural, legal, and ethical accountability into professional nursing practice.
Effective March 28, 2022, the Associate degree nursing program at Aaniiih Nakoda College, located in Harlem MT on the Fort Belknap Reservation 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


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