Dr. Jennifer L. DeJong, FNP-BC, IBCLC, CNE

Professor Nursing


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

Professional Memberships:

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)

Scholarship (2018-present):

Podium and Poster Presentation: Interdisciplinary Case Study Events for Dietetics, Education, Social Work, Health Care Administration and Nursing. Nuts & Bolts for Nurse Educators, NurseTim Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN. August 2-5, 2018.

Agbenin, I., Bailey DeJong, J. (faculty mentor), Hedge, M., Koopmeiners, C. & Spaeth, L. (August-October 2018). Effectiveness of Somatostatin Analogues on Patients Diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease. The North Dakota Nurse, Bismarck, ND. Volume 87, Number 3.

Bailey DeJong, J. (faculty mentor), Domyahn, A., Ness, M., Olesen, S., Poppenga, B. & Viergutz, E. (August-October 2018). Effects of Exercise on Patients Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review. The North Dakota Nurse, Bismarck, ND. Volume 87, Number 3.

Bailey DeJong, J. (faculty mentor), Hayes, S., Maurer, B., Trager, T. & Zutz, M. (August-October 2018). A Systematic Review of Parkinson’s Disease Research in the United States. The North Dakota Nurse, Bismarck, ND. Volume 87, Number 3. 

Bailey DeJong, J. (faculty mentor), Goff, E., Hughes, E., Mitzel, E. & Quibell, B. (August-October 2018). The State of ALS Treatment: A Systemic Review. The North Dakota Nurse, Bismarck, ND. Volume 87, Number 3.

Bailey DeJong, J. (faculty mentor), Martins, J., Nelson, M., Sneltjes, E. & Trunk, B. (August-October 2018). Use of Dinutuximab in Pediatric Neuroblastoma Treatment. The North Dakota Nurse, Bismarck, ND. Volume 87, Number 3.

Bailey DeJong, J., Dahley, L., & Larson, B. (May-July 2018). Preparing Future Practitioners for Interdisciplinary Teams. The North Dakota Nurse, Bismarck, ND. Volume 87, Number 2.

Podium Presentation: Interdisciplinary Case Studies for Nursing, Dietetic, Social Work, and HealthCare Administration. The 7th International Nurse Education Conference, Research, Scholarship, and Evaluation: Ensuring Nursing Leadership in Education, Practice, and HealthCare, NETNEP 2018, Elsevier. Banff, Canada. May 6-9, 2018.

Bailey DeJong, J. (faculty mentor), Ferden, M., Kastrup, C., Oliver, M. & Quatier, S. (May-July 2018). Effects of Fecal Transplantation on Patients Diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review. The North Dakota Nurse, Bismarck, ND. Volume 87, Number 2. 

Poster Presentation: An Update on the Interdisciplinary Case Studies at Concordia College. 2018 Sanford Nursing Symposium Advancing Nursing Practice: Celebrating the Joy of Nursing, The Delta Hotel by Marriott, April 26-27, 2018.

Celebration of Student Scholarship Faculty Mentor, Spring 2018.

Nursing Extracurricular 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)
Playing piano/singing
Bible study


Dr. Jennifer L. DeJong, FNP-BC, IBCLC, CNE

Professor ISC – 156F