University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features segments on a flight nurse and winning coaches

Many say saving someone’s life is an adrenaline rush. Ben Dorman, flight nurse for Valley Med Flight, experiences this type of natural high every day. He has been a flight nurse for 15 years and recently took his career to new heights. He started Valley Med Flight and is the owner, president, and chief flight nurse. “I was always looking for more and more challenges. A job that allowed me to reach the ultimate level you can get as a nurse and have the most [independence] is what I wanted,” Dorman said. Watch Studio One to hear how he impacts critical care patients and their families’ lives.

The idea is simple. Win more games than you lose. In a competitive industry, college coaches find a way to get ahead. “You have a long-term picture and plan but you focus on getting things done the right way on a daily basis,” says Dave Hakstol, head coach of the UND Men’s Hockey Team. Many have tried and failed to become consistent champions. Learn the recipe for success from two seasoned collegiate mentors on this week’s show.

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