Bowman native Kolby Schaeffer-Fraase, who teaches nursing at North Dakota State University, was recognized by the Nursing Student Association of North Dakota as Nurse Educator of the Year.
Before she began teaching at NDSU in 2015, Schaeffer-Fraase worked as a nurse. She didn’t always know she wanted to be a nurse or an educator.
“It was kind of a roundabout thing for me,” she said. “It wasn’t something that I knew when I was little.”
Schaeffer-Fraase said she comes from a farmer/rancher/small business background. There are no other nurses in her family, but experience with one ailing family member would later kindle into a passion for nursing.