The Newman Center now has a Parish Nurse...
Renee Johnson, RN
FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, AND FRIENDLY!
What is the Parish Nurse’s primary goal?
- Promote the health and well-being of the NDSU student community as an advocate for holistic health: body, mind and spirit, while integrating faith and reason.
What specific things will the Parish Nurse do?
- Individual counseling on health-related issues
- Health education – both individual and group
- Health screening for students/parishioners
- Refer and assist with needed health services, utilizing community resources
- Create support groups within the parish community
- Make hospital or home visits if needed.
What if someone that thinks they are pregnant? Is this an appropriate place for them to visit?
- YES! They will be treated with dignity in a non-judgmental, confidential atmosphere.
- FREE PREGNANCY TESTS AND COUNSELING AVAILABLE
Are there resources available at the Parish Nurse office?
-Yes, all resources are free. Stop by and check our books, pamphlets, etc.
What about students going into a health related field?
- Support for health care professional students
- Provide nursing students with volunteer opportunities
Catholic Health Ethics Association (CHEA)
2018-2019 CHEA Officers (L-R): Emily Zikmund (President), Anna Triller (Vice President)
Not Pictured: Lauren Nordberg (Treasurer)
The Catholic Health Ethics Association (CHEA) is a student organization at NDSU founded Fall 2018 as an outreach of the bisonCatholic Wellness Program / Parish Nurse Office. The group exists to build community among students in the health sciences and related fields and to equip them to live out their faith in the workplace. CHEA provides opportunities for students to learn holistically about the human person - mind, body, and soul - grounded in the treasury of teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. CHEA helps students to stay informed about current issues in medicine and the ethical implications of developments within the field.
Meetings: 7:30pm on the 3rd Thursday every month during the academic year @ St. Paul's Newman Center. Meetings are open to all interested students.