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Former Vergas resident awarded ND Nurses Association award

Submitted photo Julie Bruhn, MS, RN.

Julie Bruhn, MS, RN, Associate Director for Patient Care at the Fargo VA Health Care System, recently received the North Dakota Nurses Association Excellence in Administration award.

The award was presented to Bruhn for her demonstrated knowledge in nursing research, effectiveness as a leader and teacher, and her influence on the practice of nursing through the modeling of the Standards of Professional Performance.

Bruhn began her career with the Veterans Health Administration in 1979 and during her tenure has held a number of nursing and leadership positions locally and nationally at the Fargo VA Health Care System, Veterans Integrated Service Network and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Her most recent position was serving as the Director of Performance Improvement at the Fargo VAMC.

Bruhn completed her bachelor's degree in nursing at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, and her masters degree in nursing at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She is originally from the Vergas area.