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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
January 09, 2012
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 →
September 23, 2011
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.
August 16, 2011
The School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership has moved! The school, which includes Nursing, Health Services Administration, and Community Health, has moved to Lommen 213.
May 05, 2011
Three Nursing faculty members, Pam Kirk, Helen Harris and Vicki Teske, and nine students—Courtney Conyers, Amy Lavalla, Heather Erickson, Tim Yancey, Melinda Thompson, Piper Delapointe, Deb Wolff, Lisa Murr Johnson and Alicia Saue—attended the Students Investing in Nursing’s Future-Geriatrics (SIN-G) conference held April 8 in Alexandria, Minn.
Thirty-seven nursing students from eight schools in west central Minnesota participated in this one-of -a-kind event focusing on a career in geriatric nursing. Nursing students were selected to participate in the SIN-G project through a competitive application process and an expressed interest to learn more about, and potentially specialize in, nursing care of older adults. Read the rest of this entry →
March 29, 2011
Jessica Julig-Weedman, a senior Nursing major, is a featured panelist in the FMWF Chamber’s Breakfast Buzz Thursday, April 14 at 7:15 a.m. at NDSCS Fargo. The topic is on creating effective intergenerational communication.
“Communication issues are prevalent in today’s multi-generational work force. It’s no wonder with one generation needing to hold face-to-face meetings while another has invented an entirely new written language made up of abbreviations. Learn from our panel representing different generations how to effectively improve face-to-face, written and electronic communication in the workplace.”
March 09, 2011
Three nursing students from MSUM’s RN to BSN completion program have been accepted to graduate school. Alumuna Tracy Zimmerman, ‘10, and current students Ellen Whelihan and Corey Robinson have all been accepted into St. Scholastica’s highly competitive Family Nurse Practitioner program. All three participated in the Nicaragua medical trip with nursing professor Jane Bergland.
February 07, 2011
ED 490/590, NURS 490/590, SW 490/590, and CNSA 590
March 24 and 31: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.; April 2, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →
November 16, 2010
The Women’s Studies Colloquium presents Dr. Gina Aalgaard Kelly, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, delivering a lecture on “Why Women Run Marathons” at noon Friday, November 19 in MacLean 167.
The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons involved with why women run marathons from an intergenerational perspective. The research literature is limited with long distance running, specifically a gap remains as to why women run marathons. This study will begin to fill a gap and begin to understand why women run marathons and if there are similarities and differences between them from an intergenerational perspective. Read the rest of this entry →
September 23, 2010
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) has recently announced the following published article as the “2010 JANAC Article of the Year Award”: Goodroad, B., Wright, T., & Rhame, F. S. (2010). Integrating HIV-Related Evidence-Based Renal Care Guidelines into Adult HIV Clinics. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC), 21/(2), 113-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.jana.2009.11.001
Brian Goodroad, DNP, ANP, AACRN is a 2009 graduate of MSUM’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Tracy Wright, RN, PhD, CNE is an associate professor in MSUM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership. Frank Rhame, MD is research director at Abbott Northwestern Infectious Disease Clinic, Minneapolis.