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Sara Berger, Sanford Health College of Nursing
Sara Berger, MSN, RN, BC
(701) 323-6284
sara.berger@sanfordcollege.edu

Education: Assistant Professor Sara Berger has been employed at the College of Nursing since August 2004. She holds a master's of science in nursing from the University of Mary.

Classes:
Berger teaches pathophysiology, adult health and complex adult health. Students appreciate her ability to explain complex concepts in an understandable manner. She is a fun, enthusiastic, and effective teacher.

Accomplishments:
Berger recently published a creative teaching strategy article in Nurse Educator. She is a certified medical-surgical nurse. She provides expert opinions for medical-surgical cases to the Vogel Law Firm.
Feb. 11—Berger published in national journal—click here to read the article.

College and community involvement:
Berger serves on the Student Affairs Committee, Library/Technology Committee, Library Advisory Committee, Social Committee and the Faculty Organization. She is a faculty member on the College Foundation Committee and volunteered hours to the annual phone-a-thon and the Alumni Friendship Tea. She is active as a counselor for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. She volunteered with the Women's Health Advantage team and participated in the Charles Hall Youth services Walk-a-thon.
   
Tammy Buchholz, Sanford Health College of Nursing Tammy Buchholz, MS, RN
(701) 323-6285
tammy.buchholz@sanfordcollege.edu

Education: Assistant Professor Tammy Buchholz has been employed at the College of Nursing since August 2005. Buchholz holds a master's of science in nursing from the University of Mary with a specialization in nursing management.

Classes:
Buchholz teaches childbearing/childrearing family nursing and leadership and management. Her classes are presented in a clear and understandable manner. Students appreciate her enthusiasm, availability and humor in the classroom. She is an expert maternal-newborn clinician.

Accomplishments:
In the area of scholarship, Buchholz has shared her knowledge by presenting at regional and national nursing meetings on the use of simulation to enhance obstetric clinical preparedness and on complementary/alternative therapies.

College and community involvement:
Buchholz serves on the Student Affairs Committee, By-laws Committee and the Faculty Organization. She assumed a leadership role in the planning and implementation of the College's Nurse Camp for middle school children. Buchholz is actively involved in the community. She is a certified volunteer with the American Cancer Society's "Look Good...Feel Good" program. She is a committee member with the Babe Ruth baseball program. Buchholz is a Sanford Health Women's Heart Advantage team member and volunteer. She assists with screenings and coordination of student volunteers. Buchholz is active in various small groups and the music worship team at Bismarck Community Church.
   
Anne Eliason, Sanford Health College of Nursing Anne Eliason, MSN, RN
(701) 323-6283
anne.eliason@sanfordcollege.edu

Education:
Assistant Professor Anne Eliason has been employed at the College of Nursing since August 2009. Eliason holds a master's of science in nursing from the University of Mary with a specialization in nursing education.

Classes:
Eliason teaches childbearing/childrearing family nursing, ethical and legal concepts in health care, pharmacology and pathophysiology. Eliason's students feel her passion for nursing; they appreciate her fun and positive spirit. She is an effective teacher who assists students in putting the pieces together. She is committed to becoming the college expert in the area of genetics and genomics.

Accomplishments:
In the area of scholarship, Eliason has shared her knowledge by presenting at an American Association of College's of Nursing national conference, the Academy of Midwest Healthcare Educators conference and at the Sanford Health Nurse's Day celebration on Incivility in Nursing Education.

College and community involvement:
Eliason serves on the Faculty Affairs Committee, By-Laws Committee and the Faculty Organization. She was secretary of the Faculty Affairs Committee and Faculty Organization. Eliason demonstrated beginning level service to her profession and the community. Eliason is actively involved in Sigma Theta Tau; she is the College's Counselor and worked on Induction Ceremony. In the community, Eliason serves on the Centennial Elementary School parent advisory committee, volunteers with the North Dakota Spinners, taught Sunday school and vacation bible school at her church, served as a girl scout's leader and co-taught labor and delivery update for Metro Ambulance Service. She organized a group of students at the College who knit hats for Sanford Health's neonatal intensive care unit.

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