December 16, 2013
Kayden Candrian, a junior nursing student from Beulah, N.D., was recently named the University of Mary Student Nurse of the Year. She will go on to represent the University of Mary at the state student nursing convention (NSAND) at the end of January.
Kayden was chosen through a three-part process, starting with faculty selection of six junior nursing students as candidates. A classmate vote then selected the final three candidates, and finally, a panel review of those three candidates was conducted by three nursing professionals.
Candidates for Student Nurse of the Year must be enrolled in an approved school of nursing in North Dakota.
Among other criteria, candidates must be willing to make public appearances, and demonstrate the personal and professional qualities to be successful as nurses and individuals.
The Student Nurse of the Year is also expected to be involved in non-nursing related activities, be committed to maintaining elevated standards of nursing care, and demonstrate leadership in school and profession.