University Of North Dakota College Of Nursing with Trinity Hospital, Minot, ND

University Of North Dakota College Of Nursing with Trinity Hospital, Minot, ND

What Is Cooperative Education? Cooperative Education, at the University Of North Dakota College Of Nursing, is an educational concept that enables students to integrate classroom and laboratory learning with practical, professional experience in a health care agency.  It is based on the philosophy that learning extends beyond the classroom and the combination of classroom learning […]

What Is Cooperative Education?

Cooperative Education, at the University Of North Dakota College Of Nursing, is an educational concept that enables students to integrate classroom and laboratory learning with practical, professional experience in a health care agency.  It is based on the philosophy that learning extends beyond the classroom and the combination of classroom learning and practical experience is a superior method of education.  Students are paid employees of the health care agency while they earn elective credit for this additional clinical experience.  Each learning/working experience is individualized according to the student’s prior academic and work experience and the needs of the employing agencies.  Students have the opportunity to perform skills learned in prior and concurrent nursing courses while under the guidance of agency staff.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible to participate in Cooperative Education, you must:

  • be admitted and enrolled in the College of Nursing
  • have satisfactorily completed N371
  • have a GPA of at least 2.5

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How many credits is the cooperative education course?

Students may elect to register for either 1 or 2 credits.

1 credit equates to 120 – 300 work hours per semester (8 – 20 hours per week)
2 credits equates to 301 – 600 work hours per semester (21 – 40 hours per week)

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How does Cooperative Education fit into my schedule?

There are two types of cooperative education experiences:

Parallel Co-op:  Students work at Cooperative position part-time (often weekends) while attending regular classes.

Summer Co-op:  Students are enrolled in a Co-op work experience rather than classes during the summer.

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Ann Mason, RN, BSN

Clinical Instructor, Nursing Cooperative Education Advisor
University of North Dakota
College of Nursing, Room 343

430 Oxford Street, Stop 9025
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9025
Office: 701-777-4546
Fax: 701-777-4096
Email: annmaosn@mail.und.nodak.edu

or

Terry Erickson, MA
University of North Dakota
Career/Cooperative Education Coordinator
McCannel Hall,  Box 9014
Grand Forks,  ND  58202
701-777-4105
terryerickson@mail.und.edu