Dr. Jennifer L. DeJong, FNP-BC, IBCLC, CNE
PhD, Education, North Dakota State University, College of Human Development and Education
Concentration: Adult and Occupational Education
Dissertation: The impact of baby-friendly hospital designation, employment, parity, and other social-ecological factors on lactation status at three months postpartum in upstate New York.
MS, Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner
Thesis: Pediatric Nurses’ Perception of the Need for Spiritual Assessment: A qualitative pilot study of pediatric intensive care and pediatric oncology nurses’ perception of the need for spiritual assessment.
BA, Nursing, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), National League for Nurses.
Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), Evergreen Perinatal Education.
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), Primary Care in Adult and Family Health Nursing, American Nurses’ Credentialing Center.
Certified First Steps Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Sanford Medical Center.
Controlled Substance Registered, United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
Minnesota Board of Nursing, and North Dakota Board of Nursing, FNP-C, RN License with Prescriptive Authority, RN.
Alumni of The Edmund J Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program for Parkinson’s Education, Struther’s Parkinson’s Center, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital.
Trained in Level One Motivational Interviewing, PartnerSHIP4Health, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Clay County Social Services.
Trained Faithfully Fit Forever Leader, Concordia College.
Trained Vulnerable Adult Mandated Reporter, North Dakota Department of Human Services.
Trained in The Nurtured Heart Approach. Fargo, ND.
Parish Nurse Certified, Concordia College.
Public Health Nurse Certified, Minnesota.
Health Assessment, Adult Health, Pediatric/Family Health Nursing, Lactation and Breastfeeding Education, Occupational Health, Parkinson’s Disease Education, and Interdisciplinary Curriculum/Case Study Development.
The Minnesota Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Coalition (Member)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Inducted 2008, North Dakota State University (Member)
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Inducted 1994, Concordia College (Member); Xi-Kappa Chapter At-Large Nursing Honor Society (Member)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (Member); North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association (Member)
Council of Undergraduate Faculty Research Organization (Member)
Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Cass-Clay (Member)
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN Item Writer)
Concordia College Alpha Honor Society (Member)
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (Member)
The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (Member); North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition (Member; President 2013 – 2014); Fargo-Moorhead Breastfeeding Coalition (Member)
National Association of Professional Women (Member)
The International Women’s Leadership Association (Member)
Nurses’ Christian Fellowship International (Member)
Christian Nurses’ Association (Member)
Selected for Online Webinar/Presentation by the National Director of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: Interdisciplinary Case Study Events – Enhancing Parkinson’s Disease Education for Registered Nursing Students at Concordia College.
Participated in the Faculty Heritage Seminar to Germany 500th Year Celebration of Martin Luther and the Reformation, Concordia College Dovre Center for Faith and Learning (2017, May).
Celebration of Student Scholarship Faculty Mentor, Spring 2017.
North Dakota Breastfeeding Friendly Committee Skills Trainer, Fargo Public Health, 2017.
VA Valor Recipient Faculty COOP Advisor, Spring 2017.
DeJong, J. Doebbeling, K., Haugen, A., Leen, N., & Scherer, C. (November 2016-January 2017). Knowledge and Confidence Levels of Senior-Level Nursing Students in the Care and Treatment of Individuals with Parkinson's Disease. The North Dakota Nurse: A Publication of the North Dakota Nurses' Association, Bismarck, ND.
DeJong, J. (2016, September). Poster Presentation: An Interdisciplinary Parkinson’s Disease Case Study Event for Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Nursing and Social Work Students: Enhancing Effective Communication Between Disciplines, 4th World Parkinson Congress, Portland, Oregon.
DeJong, J. & Rydell, J. (2016, July). Podium Presentation: Let’s Talk: Interdisciplinary Case Studies to Enhance Communication between Disciplines. The 26th Annual Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, Colorado. Excellence in Nursing Clinical and Classroom Education.
DeJong, J. (2016, March). Podium Presentation: Interdisciplinary Case-Study Events for Dietetics, Education, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Nursing and Social Work Students: Enhancing Effective Communication between Disciplines. North Dakota Center for Nursing: Nursing’s Role in Transforming Health Care.
Partners in the Classroom, FM ECD Community Project Evaluator, 2016-current.
Army ROTC Scholarship Board, Faculty Member/Interviewer, NDSU Department of Military Science, 2015.
DeJong, J. & Rydell, J. (2015, October). Podium Presentation/Poster Presentation: Interdisciplinary Case-Study Events for Dietetics, Education, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Nursing and Social Work Students: Enhancing Effective Communication between Disciplines. Sanford Health Conference: Frontiers of Nursing Innovation: Visioning the Healthcare Landscape, Sioux Falls, SD.
Mission trip participant to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Atonement Lutheran Church and Calvary United Methodist Church, Project 1:17, Fargo, ND. (2015, June).
DeJong, J. & Rydell, J. (2015, May). Poster Presentation: Interdisciplinary Case-Study Events for Dietetics, Education, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Nursing and Social Work Students: Enhancing Effective Communication between Disciplines. Sanford Health Nursing Symposium 2015: Advancing Nursing Practice: Adapting to the Changing Health Care Landscape with Resiliency, Gallery of Nursing Excellence, Ramada Plaza & Suites, Fargo, ND.
Won Gallery of Nursing Excellence Poster Presentation Award for “Nursing Research” with Dr. Jack Rydell. Sanford Health Nursing Symposium 2015 (2015, May).
DeJong, J. (2015, April). Poster Presentation: Celebration of Student Scholarship, Faculty Advisor for four senior nursing students’ research, Parkinson’s Disease Education for Undergraduate Nursing Students, Concordia College.
DeJong, J. (2015, April). Poster Presentations: Celebration of Student Scholarship, Faculty Advisor for six junior students (3 posters), Breastfeeding Posters, April 15, 2015. (Beede & Froelich’s poster selected to be published in Concordia archives: Breastfeeding in the Workplace: A Multifaceted Issue).
DeJong, J., Doebbelling, K., Haugen, A., Leen, N. & Scherer, C., Poster Presentation: Parkinson’s Disease Student Research, HeartSprings Parkinson’s Disease, Fargo, ND (2015, April).
DeJong, J. (2015, February). Poster Presentation: Interdisciplinary Case-Study Events for Dietetics, Education, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Nursing and Social Work Students: Enhancing Effective Communication between Disciplines. Empowering Curiosity: 3rd Annual Nursing Research Showcase 2015: Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.
Guest Speaker. Bailey’s Golden Start Breastfeeding Curriculum for Nursing Students, Nursing 352: Family Nursing I Clinical Focus (2015, January and March).
DeJong, J. (2014, October). Emcee and Poster Presentations: Concordia Nursing Students’ Literature Reviews of Breastfeeding Content in Family Health Nursing II. Solving Breastfeeding Mysteries with Lisa Marasco. Fargo-Moorhead Area Breastfeeding Association, North Dakota Department of Health, Fargo Cass Public Health, and North Dakota Board of Dietetic Practice, Fargo, ND.
DeJong, J. (2014, January). Poster Presentation: Best Breast Ed: Comparison of Breastfeeding Education Methods in Undergraduate Nursing Education. Elsevier/Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, Las Vegas, NV.
“Posters on the Hill” Abstract Reviewer, Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC (2013, December).
DeJong, J. (2013, October). Podium Presentation: Bailey’s Golden Start Breastfeeding Curriculum for Nursing Students. The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition 6th Annual Statewide Meeting.
DeJong, J. (2013, October). Poster Presentation: Best Breast Ed: Comparison of Breastfeeding Education Methods in Undergraduate Nursing Education. The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Meeting.
“Vacation and Vocation to Vietnam” Global travel program co-leader with Dr. Polly Kloster for alumni service project to Vietnam. (2013, February/March).
DeJong, J. (2013, January). Poster Presentations: Midwest Nurses’ and Lactation Consultants’ Attitudes and Perception of the Need for Lactation Education; Best Breast Ed: Comparison of Breastfeeding Education Methods in Undergraduate Nursing Education; The Impact of Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation, Employment, Parity, and Other Social-Ecological Factors on Lactation Status at Three Months Postpartum in Upstate New York; and, , Using a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach to Teaching Lactation Curriculum to Undergraduate Nursing and Business Students at a Four-Year Liberal Arts College. The First Annual Nursing Research Showcase: Investigating New Knowledge, Sanford Nursing Research Council.
Nursing Extra-Curricular Advising:
Celebration of Student Scholarship Faculty Member (2015-current)
Student Nurses’ Association Advisor (2002-2015)
Expanding Your Horizons Nursing Student Advisor (2002-2015)
Sigma Theta Tau Xi-Kappa Chapter At-Large, Concordia College Counselor (2002-2015)
Attending children’s activities at Oak Grove Lutheran School (football, basketball, musicals/plays)
|NURS 361||Health Assessment|
|NURS 362||Family Nursing II|
|NURS 404||Adult Health III|
|Independent Study/Research Projects|