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Community Health major to present at Sanford clinics

Posted on April 10, 2014

Pamela DeTienne, a Community Health major, will make two presentations titled “Alternative to Nicotine” at the Sanford clinic on Broadway and South Pointe respectively as part of her internship. The dates for the presentation are April 10 at 7 a.m. and April 18 at noon. She is doing her presentations as part of Millions Hearts Grant project from Chronic Disease Program of North Dakota Department of Health.

School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership extends deadline for RN to BSN program applications

Posted on March 18, 2014

The MSUM School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is extending the deadline for applications to the RN to BSN program for Fall 2014 semester start due to hiring additional faculty and new opportunities for students to pursue.

Applications in the online application system will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 15. Applications submitted by the original March 15 deadline will be reviewed and invitations will be sent to students dragon mail accounts in early April. There will be a second round of admissions in late April for those who apply by April 15. Read the rest of this entry →

Seven nursing students provide care in Nicaragua

Posted on March 06, 2014

Six RNB nursing students and one graduate nursing student recently returned from a medical trip to rural Nicaragua where care was provided to the ‘Los Pipitos’ (children with handicaps), and the general population. This trip is lead by Dr. Jane Bergland on an annual basis during spring semester. The medical team consisted of nursing students, pediatric residents, pediatricians, dentists, a physical therapist, pulmonologist, emergency medical Dr. and a pharmacist. Read the rest of this entry →

HSAD students chosen to serve as student assistants by the American College of Healthcare Executives

Posted on February 28, 2014

Three Health Services Administration (HSAD) students, Megan McDowell, Megan Strese and Bailey Beauclair were chosen by the American College of Healthcare Executives (the premier organization for healthcare administrators) to serve as student assistants at the annual congress in Chicago, March 24-28.

Register for blood drive

Posted on February 11, 2014

United Blood Services and the Healthcare Leadership Organization are putting on a blood drive February 18.

Come to the table in the CMU between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and register to donate.

Save a life and donate blood.

Student Healthcare Leadership elections Feb. 6

Posted on February 04, 2014

Elections for the President and the Vice President of the Student Healthcare Leadership will be on Feb. 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Lommen Hall (Room No: 206). Please note that you need to be present to be considered for any of the positions.

Hope to see you Feb. 6.

Health Care Leadership chapter meets Jan. 30

Posted on January 28, 2014

The student chapter of Health Care Leadership (HCL) is a student led organization on campus. Membership is open to students majoring in Health Services Administration, Community Health or with an interest in health. The purpose of the organization is to develop and promote the skills necessary for effective leadership in health care organizations through interaction with professionals and strengthened association with peers. The first meeting for the semester will be on Jan. 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. Details about the location will be sent. Read the rest of this entry →

Tracy Wright contributes to 2013 JPN Article of the Year

Posted on September 12, 2013

The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (JPN) has recently announced the following published article as the 2013 JPN Article of the Year.

Schaumberg, L., Narayan, S., & Wright, T. (2013). Advanced Practice Nurse Psychiatric

Bridging Intervention to Increase Attendance at Initial Psychiatric Evaluations. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 51(5), 36-43. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20130320-01. Read the rest of this entry →

HSAD student helps with Make a Wish

Posted on June 03, 2013

Health Services Administration sophomore, Bailey Beauclair, was interviewed by area TV stations for her help with Make a Wish for Northern Cass siblings. Beauclair was there as part of community service required by the MSUM HSAD program.

WDAY news report.

Sign up for Healthcare Leadership Organization sponsored blood drive

Posted on April 23, 2013

The Healthcare Leadership Organization will be in the CMU this week to register students and staff for the blood drive done by United Blood Services.

There will be a table set up in the CMU this week to register. Register on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., or on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Read the rest of this entry →

DNP Capstone Defense today

Posted on April 18, 2013

Maureen Gerson’s DNP Capstone Defense:
Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m.- noon
Title: Palliative and End-of-Life Nursing Education for Healthcare System Staff.
Committee members: Dr. Barbara Matthees (chair), Dr. Tracy Wright, and Dr. Diane Forsyth.

Wimba Room: If you would like to attend, please access http://netclass.mnstate.edu for the Horizon Wimba site. The room ID is NURS770TracyWright (case sensitive). Type in your first and last name with a space between, and click login. This brings you to the lobby and click on the room name.

President of Sanford to present at MSUM

Posted on April 16, 2013

Dennis Millirons, President of Sanford, will present April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Business (room 111).

The presentation will include:

1. The “business” of healthcare
2. Looking to the future
3. Balancing ethics and business Read the rest of this entry →

Two Doctoral Capstone Defenses for MSUM DNP students

Posted on April 15, 2013

Please join  if you are able.

Terry Jacobson’s DNP Capstone Defense:
Monday, April 15 noon-2 p.m.
Title: Identification, Prevention, and Management of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) in Hospitalized Adults: Translating the Evidence into Practice.
Committee members: Dr. Tracy Wright (chair), Dr. Barbara Matthees, and Dr. Mari Akre.
Wimba Room: If you would like to attend, please access http://netclass.mnstate.edu for the Horizon Wimba site. The room ID is NURS770TracyWright (case sensitive). Type in your first and last name with a space between, and click login. This brings you to the lobby and click on the room name. Read the rest of this entry →

Alum develops official position statement on newborn screening

Posted on March 19, 2013

Leslie Darmofal, MS, ACNS-CC, RN, CRNI, is a 2011 MSUM School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership alum (Master of Science with Major in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist Emphasis) and assistant professor of Nursing at Bemidji State University. She has worked for more than a year on Newborn Screening Position Statement with the International Society of Nurses in Genomics’ Ethics and Public Policy Committee. This statement is the society’s official position on the role of nurses in genomics and newborn screening. The position statement was formally approved September 2012 and is now available internationally.

Nursing students return from Nicaragua

Posted on March 04, 2013

Six RN to BSN students, along with one graduate student and nursing faculty, Jane Bergland, returned after a 10-day trip to Nicaragua. The nurses joined the MEDICO medical team in Managua then headed up north to Jalapa where care was focused on children with handicaps and their families. Health education was also done at multiple schools and the women’s shelter. The students did an outstanding job and served over 600 patients. This was Bergland’s 14th year taking nursing students.

Jane Bergland, PhD, RN, named Certified Nurse Educator

Posted on August 21, 2012

NLN Program Highlights Standout Nurse Faculty

Minnesota State University Moorhead is pleased to announce that Jane Bergland, PhD, RN, has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing.

The NLN’s Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC) Program has conferred new visibility and stature upon the academic nursing community, long overdue, said Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN. Read the rest of this entry →

Health Services Administration student turns internship into full-time position

Posted on August 21, 2012

Samantha Kundinger, Health Services Administration, completed an internship this summer with Family HealthCare Center, the only homeless health service provider in North Dakota and western Minnesota. She turned the internship into a full-time position as the Center’s new business and program development director. She will work with the executive director on strategic planning activities, program development and integration, policy and program analysis, communications, implementing innovative programs, increasing integration of existing programs, and catalyzing change.

Local nurse to address nursing education issue

Posted on June 14, 2012

Mentor/Mentee team up for unique program

A pair of nurses is addressing the need for more nurse educators to meet the projected nursing shortage in an effort to support new practitioners transitioning into academic roles.

Allyson Torstveit, MS, RN, from Rasmussen College is working with Barbara Matthees, PhD, RN, CNE, from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Torstveit is a 2011 graduate of the MSUM nurse MS program, and will start her DNP in June. Torstviet was appointed to the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. There are only 16 mentors in this international academy admitted after a rigorous application.

The capstone project they’re working on would focus on implementing a toolkit that will support new nursing faculty with the tools and assurance that is needed to successfully transition into a sustainable career in academia and to enhance student learning. This toolkit would include obtaining a masters or doctoral degree, guidance from fellow faculty and mentors, and formal faculty role development. Read the rest of this entry →

Controversial conversations: where do we start?

Posted on March 06, 2012

1:30-2:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 7 – CMU 203

Colleges and universities play an integral role in providing opportunities for dialogue and critical thinking around sometimes controversial topics. However, there tends to be a hesitation to have too public of a dialogue around these topics out of fear of creating conflict or upsetting the “Minnesota nice” conversation culture. MSU Moorhead has had a history of barrier-breaking policy initiatives, world-class faculty and research, thought provoking curriculum and inviting dynamic speakers to enhance our campus community dialogue. Controversial Conversations is an opportunity for on-going, respectful dialogue around issues that impact students, employees and our communities. Read the rest of this entry →

Nursing student receives national scholarship

Posted on January 18, 2012

Melinda Thompson, a senior in the baccalaureate nursing program, attended the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Convention in Louisville, Kentucky October 13-16. Thompson was one of two students in the country to receive the Student Leadership Award, which covered the cost of the conference. Read the rest of this entry →

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