University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

SBHE approves new name: UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has approved a name change for the College of Nursing to more accurately reflect the make-up of the College.

It will now be known as the “College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines.”  The SBHE approved the change during its regular monthly meeting, which convened today at Lake Region Community College in Devils Lake.

The board’s action follows a vote of the College’s faculty  to change the title so that other disciplines within the College, such as Social Work and Nutrition and Dietetics, would be equally represented. The new name will encompass the various disciplines and unify the College departments, according to Denise Korniewicz [Kor-NEEA-Witz], dean of the College.

“We are delighted to have our new College name that reflects the inter-disciplinary nature of healthcare today,” said Dean Korniewicz. “We are excited to move forward with professionals in the area of social work, nutrition and dietetics, and nursing, to educate outstanding health care providers to meet the needs of our citizens in North Dakota.”

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University Relations, 777.5529,

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