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DWU announces faculty promotions and academic achievements

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Three DWU faculty have been recognized at Dakota Wesleyan University for promotions, tenure status and academic achievements.

Jeannie DeLange was promoted to associate professor of nursing and granted tenure. DeLange began at DWU in 2014 and teaches in the RN to Bachelor of Science in nursing program. She earned her B.S. in nursing from Mount Marty College, Yankton, and her Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D. DeLange is also a certified family nurse practitioner and served as the medical director for the Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center in Bismarck prior to coming to DWU.

Renée Schroeder, assistant professor of nursing, earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University. Schroeder is a registered nurse and began teaching at DWU in 2018. She has an Associate of Science in nursing degree from DWU and a Master of Science in nursing degree from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix.

Natalie VanDrongelen, assistant professor of nursing, earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University. VanDrongelen began at DWU in 2016 as a simulation coordinator and CNA trainer for the rural health grant. She began teaching pathophysiology, community health, mental health and pharmacology the following year. graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies. She then went on to earn an Associate of Arts degree in nursing from DWU and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from SDSU. VanDrongelen has presented at the Simulation User Network conference in San Antonio, Texas, and also performs ICU and medical surgical clinicals and simulation training at the Mitchell and Sioux Falls campuses.