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MSUM Enrollment Increases for 2nd Straight Year

Posted on October 12, 2017

The official Fall Semester enrollment figures for Minnesota State University Moorhead show an overall increase led by gains in new entering freshman and graduate students. Overall total headcount for undergraduate and graduate students is up 1.67 percent driven by a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshman. Fall Semester headcount is 6,019, with 5,147 undergraduate and 872 graduate students. The official numbers are calculated after 30 class days and are used for standardized reporting purposes.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Sillerud to present at Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing conference

Posted on September 28, 2017

Dr. Brandi Sillerud, Associate Professor and MHA Graduate Program Coordinator from the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership will be presenting at the state fall conference for the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing. Dr. Sillerud will be presenting on Nursing Advocacy: Getting Involved in the Legislative Process.  Read the rest of this entry →

Health Services Administration program receives additional accreditation

Posted on September 07, 2017

MSUM’s Health Services Administration (HSAD) program has received accreditation/approval from the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Students interested in working as Nursing Home Administrators/Executive Directors (CEO) can complete classes at MSU Moorhead as program meets education requirements outlined by North Dakota Long Term Care Association.

MSUM’s HSAD program is also accredited from the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA), MN.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s Nursing RN to BSN program one of most affordable in Minnesota

Posted on September 07, 2017

MSUM’s Nursing RN to BSN program was recently named to the “10 Most Affordable Nursing Degrees in Minnesota for 2017” list by College Choice.

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Biosecurity Expert Michael Osterholm to speak at MSUM March 23

Posted on March 13, 2017

Michael Osterholm

Author of Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael Osterholm, an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, will present a free, public talk on “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in MSUM’s Langseth Hall room 104.

Osterholm is co-author with Mark Olshaker of the book of the same title, “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs,” to be released March 14, 2017. Read the rest of this entry →

Health Services Administration Program receives Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) Accreditation

Posted on February 02, 2017

Health Services Administration program has received full accreditation from the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA), MN. BENHA accreditation process included rigorous self-study, a comprehensive review, and compliance with the following core areas: organizational management, managerial accounting/finance, gerontology, health care and medical needs, nursing facility services, human resources, regulatory management, informatics/information systems, practicum, and relationships with provider organizations. Students interested in working as Nursing Home Administrators/Executive Directors (CEO) can complete classes at MSU Moorhead as program meets education requirements outlined by BENHA, MN.

For more information about the Health Services Administration program, please contact Jitendra Singh at jitendra.singh@mnstate.edu.

RN to BSN Students Hold Capstone Project Presentations via WebEx

Posted on July 13, 2016

Greetings from the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership!

We are delighted to announce that the RN to BSN students will be conducting their Professional Pathways Student Capstone Project Presentations on Thursday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. using the WebEx system.

Please find attached a document with details about the presentations including WebEx link for the day.

All are welcome to attend. Thank you so much for supporting these outstanding RN to BSN students!

MSUM RN-BSN Program Receives Reaccreditation

Posted on June 06, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership has earned reaccreditation for its baccalaureate degree (RN-BSN) for the maximum possible 10 years from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The RN-BSN program is for the career advancement of RNs who have an associate’s degree in nursing.  Read the rest of this entry →

Sillerud Admitted to American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellowship Program

Posted on May 16, 2016

Brandi Sillerud, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, assistant professor and MHA graduate program coordinator in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, was admitted to the American Nurses Advocacy Institute Fellowship program.  Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

Posted on April 14, 2016

By Meghan Feir

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments.

On a seemingly regular school day, Tomi Thompson got a call from her cousin, MSUM Mass Communications Department Secretary Wendy Olsgard. Deadlines were approaching for scholarship applications and the encouraging cousin knew Thompson was more than qualified.

Fast forward to 2016. With tears in her eyes, the senior, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and integrated advertising and public relations, explained how receiving scholarships made it possible for her to accept an internship with the Minnesota Vikings last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership RN to BSN Nursing Program

Posted on August 13, 2015

As stakeholders in the Minnesota State University Moorhead RN to BSN nursing program, we are writing to inform you that the RN to BSN program is scheduled for programmatic re-accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) this year. The on-site review team will be at MSUM on October 14-16, 2015.

In this process, you are invited to provide feedback about our RN to BSN program through confidential written and signed comments. As desired, please submit related comments to: Read the rest of this entry →

Katherine Granstra, Senior in Health Services Administration program, wins national Robert J. Stull Essay Competition

Posted on February 11, 2015

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is pleased to congratulate Katherine Granstra, a Senior in the Health Services Administration program, on winning the national Richard J. Stull Student Essay competition. Granstra’s winning essay is entitled: “Nurse against Nurse: Horizontal Bullying in the Nursing Profession.” Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership graduating nursing students to present capstone projects via WebEx today and tomorrow

Posted on December 10, 2014

The Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership graduating nursing students will present their capstone projects via WebEx Wednesday December 10 (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM) and Thursday December 11 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM).  These presentations will be similar to those given at professional conferences.  Read the rest of this entry →

Party for Terry Dobmeier and Jane Bergland today from 3-4:30 p.m.

Posted on May 15, 2014

Join us today, Thursday, May 15th, for a Bon Voyage celebration honoring Terry Dobmeier & Jane Bergland for their years of dedicated service at MSUM from 3-4:30 p.m. in Lommen 104.

Jane Bergland, Nursing, was recognized at the annual Health Educators conference

Posted on April 28, 2014

Jane Bergland, Nursing, was recognized at the annual Health Educators conference in Brainerd for her 15 years of service at MSUM and her retirement. Many graduate nursing students and alumni were present along with faculty members Vicki Teske, Pam Kirk and Becky Rudel.

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.

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