Anne Eliason teaches maternity nursing and clinicals and interprofessional education for the NDSU School of Nursing at Sanford Health in Bismarck. During her career, she has built a reputation as a strong leader who inspires students and faculty to reach for excellence.
Eliason’s students work at the Sanford birth center for hands-on experience caring for mothers and babies. The experience, along with the maternal child simulation lab in Bismarck, helps build the foundation for their careers.
HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO PURSUE YOUR PROFESSION?
Both of my parents started out as registered nurses. I have wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl. Once I was done with school, I worked in labor and delivery and taught childbirth classes on the side, so my love of teaching started very early in my career.