National Health Education Week

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https://www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm

National Health Education Week has been celebrated since 1995 during the third week of October. Every year this celebration focuses national attention on a major public health issue and they promote consumers’ understanding of the role of health education in promoting the public’s health.

This year National Health Education Week will pay tribute to the next generation of health educators during October 20-24 2014.

National Health Education Week is sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). During the third week of October, SOPHE will be hosting daily virtual events around different themes each day, you can check those out at: https://www.sophe.org/nhew.cfm

Accreditation for Nursing Programs

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According to allNursingSchools.com:

Nursing school accreditation creates a gateway for nursing students to participate in federally funded and state entitlement programs. Graduates from accredited nursing school programs also qualify to attend other accredited schools to pursue advanced studies, including RN-to-BSN and master’s program. It can also make you more competitive in the job market; employers prefer to hire accredited practitioners because they are trained under nationally established standards for nursing education.

 

The MSUM School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is a part of the American Association of Colleges for Nursing (AACN), which is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice” and its autonomous agency that does accreditation and certification of universities, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which “ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The Commission serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.”

The CCNE identifies five purposes in their accreditation:

1. To hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumers, employers, higher education, students and their families, nurse residents – and to one another by ensuring that these programs have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles.

2. To evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and expected outcomes.

3. To assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.

4. To inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.

5. To foster continuing improvement in nursing programs – and, thereby, in professional practice.

 

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Dr. Barbara Matthees, the Chair of the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership says that SNHL has already begun prepping for our accreditation:

“Our site visit is October 2015 – a year away! We will submit a very carefully done Self Study in September 2015, where public comment will be solicited and we will be connecting with our practice partners, students, MSUM administration, our alumni and beyond at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Every faculty member in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership will be involved in this intense analysis of our programs.  Although it is a great deal of work, we are up to the challenge and looking forward to both celebrating our strengths and addressing areas for improvement.  The CCNE accreditation is a process—and we will be examining how – and how well – we are meeting our own goals and objectives, as well as considering how our programs here address national and regional professional standards. 

TAKE A BREAK (Fall Breather!)

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Fall Breather this Monday the 13th

Tuesday the 14th is Faculty Development

for BOTH days there are NO CLASSES!!

Why do we have a fall breather you may ask?

The previous months all have something that kind of break up the weeks of straight school work, but nothing breaks up these weeks before Thanksgiving fall break (November 26-28th). Not only do we students need a break, but the staff enjoy it as well. It’s a day off, are we reallllly going to question a free day? ;)

If you will be staying on or around campus during fall breather the dining hours are posted in the following link: https://mnstate.sodexomyway.com/images/FallBreather_hours_tcm1130-34066.pdf

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership will be closed during this time, but will be returning bright and early on Wednesday! If any questions arise, feel free to leave us a message on our phone or send us an email at: snhlsa@mnstate.edu

Fall breather should be a time for students (and faculty) to relax, refresh, get caught up, maybe visit friends or family, or just enjoy a nice fall day. Be ready to jump back into the books on Wednesday!

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The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe fall breather!

National Bullying Prevention Month

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http://on-siteviolenceprevention.com/stories/october-is-national-bullying-prevention-month/

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center was founded in 2006. PACER recognizes that bullying is a serious community issue that impacts the physical and mental health, safety and well-being, and education of students. They also provide innovative resources for parents, students, educators, and others who may want them.

PACER is a center that wants to inspire, educate, and get involved.

To learn more about PACER and the ways you can get involved, Check out: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/

One way to get involved is being apart of Unity day.

Unity day is October, 22nd and it is a day where everyone can get together to send one big message of support, hope, and unity by wearing orange!

So get involved and wear orange!

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http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp

World Mental Health Day 2014

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This year World Mental Health Day is October 10th. The 2014 focus of this day is Schizophrenia. According to the Mental Health foundation this disorder affects over 26 million people around the world. Schizophrenia is a treatable disease; however, over half of those who suffer from it are unable to access proper treatment. October 10th is the day we all join together in raising awareness for those suffering from schizophrenia, their families, and friends. Let us help those with Schizophrenia receive proper care and shine the light on those suffering from a mental illness.

To find more information or see how you can help please visit http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Organization:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women advocates across the nation, who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels.

The organization encourages people to support the cause and take a stand, learn more about how to help at: http://www.ncadv.org/
Some interesting facts about Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
• The color of Domestic Violence Awareness during the month of October is purple!
• 2014’s Week of Action is October 20-24th (learn more about Action week at: http://nnedv.org/getinvolved/dvam/4392-week-of-action-2014.html
• Organizations encourage people to make this global by using social media! Show your support by changing your profile picture, your twitter name, pinning pictures or instagramming to spread the awareness!
• There is a book club on Goodreads! The club is called Reader with a Cause and they use books that raise awareness through issues and opportunities.
• You can become a member! Check out the following links to learn more:

http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php

http://nnedv.org/getinvolved/dvam.html

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RN to BSN Program Deadline Approaching – October 15th

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The deadline to apply for the RN to BSN program is fast approaching.

To view admission criteria, application procedure and more visit:
http://www.mnstate.edu/snhl/bsnadmission.aspx

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If you have more questions about our program check out our FAQ video featuring the chair of our department, Barbara Matthees.
http://coursecast.mnstate.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=008f09bc-62fb-4eea-bedf-f376efcd18f0

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If you have any questions, you can call us here at the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at (218)-477-2693, or email us at nursing@mnstate.edu or snhlsa@mnstate.edu

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