Board Members

Elise Heiser & Erika Buch​h​olz

Paxton Kempel


Paxton Kempel Lena, IL

My favorite part of the Luther Nursing Program has been the numerous opportunities that this program offers. I have enjoyed the Rochester experience with Mayo Clinic as well as the opportunity to travel to Nottingham, England. It has been a great way to build relationships and gain knowledge. 

Other activities I am involved in on campus is LSNA, SAC Homecoming, and Dance Marathon.


Isabel Williams & Kate Knepprath

Website & Newsletter

Isabel Williams


Kate Knepprath Pewaukee, WI

What I appreciate most about the Luther nursing program is the intimacy of it. With small classes, labs, and clinical groups, each student gets the opportunity to not only get to know their classmates but also their professors on a personal level. I credit a lot of my successes to the support I have felt from my professors and their encouragement that pushes me to fullest potential.

Outside of nursing I play trombone in Pep Band and Jazz Band, work for the Photo Bureau, am a member of Chi Theta Rho, and am involved with the Catholic Student Community on campus.


Victoria Sandeno & Courtney Bruening

Volunteer Committee

Victoria Sandeno Gorham, ME

My favorite part of nursing has definitely been all of my clinical experiences; I love all of the hands on stuff. (I also geek out about Microbiology and Physiology :) I know I am a weirdo).  

On campus I am Vice President of Lutheran Student Fellowship, run for track and field, and work as a tutor.

Courtney Bruening Decorah, IA (Whoot!)

My favorite part of the program is becoming friends with everyone along the way and watching them grow as nurses through the years. We have all been through so much together!

Outside of nursing I also work on ground's crew!

Halle Haedtke & Kileigh Dudek


Halle Haedtke Winona, MN

My favorite part of the nursing program is how many of the clinical instructors go out of their way to find really interesting, hands-on experiences for us, in addition to the normal clinicals. I have gotten to see and do some incredible things because of this!

On campus I am involved in XOP and LSNA and I am a student manger in catering. 

Kileigh Dudek Chatfield, MN

My favorite part of the nursing program is the amazing opportunity we get to experience the nursing life at Mayo Clinic, more specifically their pediatric and OB units.

Outside of nursing I am on the track and field team and I am a part of APO, the national co-ed service fraternity on campus.

Haley Jensen & Hannah Will

Breakthrough to Nursing, PR & Advertising

Haley Jensen West Des Moines, Iowa

I think learning at Mayo, one of the best hospitals in the country, is an amazing opportunity and will get us far when it comes to skills and interviewing for jobs. I also loved living in Rochester and going to Flapdoodles on a weekly basis (even in the winter).

Outside of the nursing program I am also on the Luther College Women's Soccer team.

Hannah Will Traverse City, MI

I really love our passionate professors! They make learning enjoyable, and they strive to make us the best nurses that we can be.

Aside from nursing, I am the Vice President of LC PRIDE which is the LGBT+ organization on campus.