MSUM Graduate Program – Masters in Healthcare Administration – Apply by August 1st for Fall 2014 Start!

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program provides students with the skills and experience to be competitive in a variety of professional settings. Building on students’ existing leadership skills, management styles and current understanding of healthcare policy in the highly regulated healthcare industry, students will be able to dynamically contribute to the improvement of the delivery of services throughout the healthcare continuum.

The program focuses on decision-making and effectiveness for healthcare executives which can help improve the lives of the people they serve or will serve in healthcare. We focus on the ethical and social responsibility that every healthcare leader must possess. According to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), “Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S., and the second largest employer, with more than 11 million jobs. Virtually all new private sector jobs over the past 5 years came from healthcare; and the sector continues to grow faster than most other segments. Graduates of healthcare management programs can find opportunities in areas ranging from small rural communities to large metropolitan and international regions.”

Anyone with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 3.0 GPA can apply for the MSUM MHA program. Get your materials in to the MSUM Graduate Studies Office by August 1st and you can register for and start taking MHA courses this fall!

To view more, visit: http://www.mnstate.edu/graduate/master-of-healthcare-administration.aspx

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New Acting Dean for the College of Science, Health, & the Environment – Dr. Jeffrey Bodwin

Dr. Jeffrey Bodwin has agreed to serve as Acting Dean of the College of Science, Health, & the Environment, effective July 28, 2014.

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Dr. Bodwin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty in the MSUM Department Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2003 after serving as a Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University. He was promoted to professor in 2012 and is currently Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, an appointment he has held since 2011.

As Acting Dean, Jeff will work with faculty and staff to ensure the delivery of excellent programs and learning opportunities for students. His strong commitment to MSUM, along with his thoughtful and open leadership style, will serve both the college, and our institution well.

Departments included in the College of Science, Health, & the Environment: Anthropology & Earth Science, Biosciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, and the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership.

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MSUM Graduate Nursing Programs – Nurse Educator – Apply by August 1st for Fall 2014 Start!

MSUM’s graduate nursing programs are online with monthly live synchronous meetings via the Internet. Our doctorally prepared nursing faculty are experienced in online delivery of the nursing curriculum.

A graduate nursing degree will increase the depth and breadth of nursing knowledge, improve job marketability, and enhance professional credibility within practice or academic settings. MSUM’s graduate nursing program empowers future nursing leaders by focusing on knowledge and skills to prepare for leadership, education and advanced clinical nursing positions.

You can receive your Master of Science with a Major in Nursing with the Nurse Educator Emphasis for as little as 45 credits. After completing our nurse educator track, students may seek certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).

Our graduate program is completely online and has flexible programming, including summer course offerings. Our students can take as few as 3 credits per semester or up to 10 credits per semester. We set up your academic and healthcare practica experiences within your home region.

If you apply by August 1st, you have the opportunity to start taking graduate nursing courses this fall!

If you have more questions you can contact: Tracy Wright (PhD, RN-BC, CNE), MSUM Professor and Graduate Nursing Coordinator, at wrighttr@mnstate.edu or 218-766-2336.

For more information please visit http://www.mnstate.edu/graduate-nursing

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MSUM Graduate Nursing Programs – Nursing Administration & Organizational Systems Leadership – Apply by August 1st for Fall 2014 Start!

Are you interested in getting your Master of Science with a Major in Nursing, Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems Leadership (NAOSL) emphasis? Our graduate program at MSUM offers the NAOSL emphasis. With this major you can seek a certification for Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) or a Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML). Students also have the options for the Long Term Care Administrator Certification.

The United States’ healthcare delivery system is complex, challenging, and changing. Advancing scientific technologies, evolving governmental policy, and emerging healthcare trends directly impact nursing education and nursing administration. A graduate nursing degree will increase the depth and breadth of nursing knowledge, improve job marketability, and enhance professional credibility within practice or academic settings.

Our graduate program is completely online and has flexible programming, including summer course offerings. Our students can take as few as 3 credits per semester or up to 10 credits per semester. We set up your academic and healthcare practica experiences within your home region.

If you apply by August 1st, you have the opportunity to start taking graduate nursing courses this fall!

For more information about this program contact Tracy Wright, (PhD, RN-BC, CNE) MSUM Professor and Graduate Nursing Coordinator, at wrighttr@mnstate.edu or 218.766.2336.

Your can also visit our website at http://www.mnstate.edu/graduate-nursing

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July is UV Safety Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. 

Skin cancer is easily preventable.  There are many ways that communities and families can prevent skin cancer.  To start making a difference you can spread the word about skin cancer to others and show awareness.  You can also talk about different ways to prevent it.  UV rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin.

The following website has a list of ways that you can protect your skin from UV rays:

http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/july.html

Today is World Population Day!

This year’s theme for World Population Day is Investing in Young People.  The world population was 7 billion in 2011 and it had numerous implications for development.  With the world population being at 7 billion it became a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services, and youth empowerment.  This was the start of World Population Day.

Today there are 1.8 billion young persons that are building the world’s future by shaping the social and economic aspects of today.  There are many young people that struggle with poverty, inequality, and human rights violations.  This prevents them from reaching their potential.

On World Population Day 2014, they are asking for investments in support of the largest-ever generation of youth. 

 

Source:  http://www.un.org/en/events/populationday/

Michelle Malott, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs – July 2014

Michelle Malott, formerly the Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment, became Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for Minnesota State University Moorhead as of July 1st.

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Malott brings years of service at MSUM to the Interim Provost position. The Interim Provost will be the chief academic affairs officer and the second-ranking executive officer of the University, reporting directly to the President and acting on her behalf in her absence. The Interim Provost will provide collaborative leadership and direction for all academic programs while advancing the strategic goals of Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Provost will support, initiate, and promote the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, which includes strong partnerships in community and economic development.

The MSUM School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership is excited to work with Dr. Malott as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs!

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