February 13, 2013
BISMARCK, ND - The University of Mary chapter of the Nursing Student Association (NSA) has recognized Steele, ND, native Christina Haibeck as the Student Nurse of the Year (SNOY) for this school year.
Personal and professional criteria for receiving this distinction include ability in public speaking; potential to develop physical, mental, emotional and spiritual qualities necessary for success as an individual and a nurse; the ability to express views on current events and problems; the ability to meet physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social needs of patients; belief in elevated standards of nursing care demonstrated by word and actions; leadership; understanding of the principles behind nursing care; and loyalty to the profession.
Haibeck was one of six students initially selected by University of Mary nursing faculty. The junior nursing class voted for their top three candidtates - who were then interviewed by a panel of judges. Haibeck was chosen as the student who would most adequately fill the role of SNOY at Mary.
As SNOY for the local chapter, Haibeck will serve as a chairperson for recruitment into the school, conduct next year's SNOY contest, and also attend and actively participate in local chapter events.
Haibeck was also elected co-director of public affairs for the North Dakota Student Nurses Association at the state competition held recently in Grand Forks. Other University of Mary students elected to office at the state level were Caitlin Brainard, director of community health, Colstrip, MT, and Briana Bitterman, director of funds, Fargo, ND.