Nicole Steien recipient of the Clare Hunt Memorial Scholarship

Nicole Steien, center, was the reciepient of the $1,000 Clare Hunt Memorial Scholarship. Pictured with her are from left, Cindy Urbaniak, Kittson Healthcare nursing home administrator & admin. of public & school health, scholarship committee member; Tawnya Sorenson, Kittson Healthcare director of nursing & administrator of hospital services, scholarship committee member; Steien, Hugh Hunt, Clare’s son, Kittson Memorial Foundation board of trustees and Kittson Healthcare board of directors; and Becky Coffield, Kittson Memorial foundation liaison.
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The Clare Hunt Memorial Scholarship was established by Hugh and Pam Hunt in memory of Hugh’s mother. Clare Hunt was known for her outstanding and dedicated 53-year career to the field of nursing.
Nicole (Schuler) Steien, a full-time student at the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D., is the recipient of the $1,000 Clare Hunt Memorial Scholarship.  She is on course to graduate in April 2020 with her Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner.
Steien is the daughter of Don and Michelle Schuler, Hallock. She stated her father is her mentor because of the way he cares for other people.
Steien and her husband, Marcus, who is originally from the Karlstad, Minn., area stated “we would love to move back home.”
Steien previously worked at Kittson Healthcare in the dietary department and as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) while in high school and at Altru Health Systems in college as a CNA and licensed practical nurse (LPN).  She currently works flex as a registered nurse (RN) at North Valley Health Center in Warren, Minn.

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