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Monica Jo Ptacek, Oakes, N.D., Published January 24 2013

Letter: Disappointed by NDSU’s decision

As a 2003 graduate of North Dakota State University’s nursing program, I was very disappointed to learn of the decision to freeze funding to the grant intended to provide education to youth via a partnership with Planned Parenthood.

A nurse manager once gave me some great advice to rely on when making difficult decisions: “put the patient in the middle.” It has continued to serve me well in the administrative roles I have held, and I hope that NDSU President Dean Bresciani and his team will consider the youth who will be most affected by their choices if this program is de-funded.