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 →
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HSAD students chosen to serve as student assistants by the American College of Healthcare Executives
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Amy LaValla, a senior BSN nursing student was chosen as a recipient of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association Scholarship, which provided an all expense paid trip to the 2011 APNA Conference at Disney Land Resort in California in October 2011. She was one of 15 students chosen nationwide for this honor. Read the rest of this entry →
Vicki Teske, Nursing, was chosen to attend the Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG) summer institute, Aug. 8-12, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, joining representatives from 24 schools, universities and tribal colleges from across the country. The institute is followed by a yearlong mentorship centered around specific geriatric nursing educational projects. The program provides learning experiences and resources related to teaching and evaluation including use of technology enhanced learning strategies, geriatric nursing, academic leadership, and informatics.
The FLAG program is offered by the MN Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (MnHCGNE) and sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation. It enhances the geriatric nursing knowledge and resources of nursing faculty in order to better prepare the future nursing workforce to care for the rapidly growing elderly population.