American Indian nursing conference in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University in Fargo and Cankdeska Cikana (sih-KAHN'-uh) Community College in Fort Totten are hosting a two-day conference in Bismarck focused on recruiting American Indian students into the nursing profession and retaining them.

It's the third year for the annual conference, which runs Tuesday and Wednesday. It's geared toward health care professionals and administrators, and nursing program faculty and administrators.

This year's keynote speaker is Devils Lake native Mary Wakefield. She is administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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