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Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published April 23 2010

MSUM nursing professor receives honor

A Minnesota State University Moorhead nursing professor has been honored by her peers as Outstanding Nurse Educator for 2009-10.

Jane Giedt received the award from the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Giedt has worked in nursing education for more than 35 years. She taught at MSUM from 1976 to 1979 and returned in 1982.

Three MSUM faculty members nominated Giedt for the award, citing the leadership and inspiration she has provided to nurses and nursing students.

“We just really felt like we’ve got a gem, and we want everybody to know,” said Barbara Matthees, one of the professors who nominated Giedt.

The award is a competitive and peer-reviewed honor that recognizes the contributions of nurses in Minnesota who have significantly enhanced the profession of nursing through nursing education.

The Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing includes about 20 public and private nurse education organizations in the state, Matthees said.

“To be recognized by that group is significant,” she said.

Giedt recently taught nursing at a university in Cyprus as a Fulbright scholar. She has also been honored as North Dakota Nurse of the Year and Military Person of the Year.

Giedt plans to retire from MSUM on June 30.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Amy Dalrymple at (701) 241-5590