Fall 2013 Classes Have Begun!
It is a hot and steamy week this week as we get back into the swing of another semester for the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership at MSUM. We have a number of outstanding classes that begin this week!
Classes in Community Health offered this fall include:
- COMH 200 Introduction to Health Promotion and Public Health
- COMH 315 Health Agencies and Services
- COMH 326 Epidemiology
- COMH 418 Global Health Issues
- COMH 469 Internship
- COMH 490 Health Informatics
- COMH 490 Internship Seminar
Classes in Health Services Administration this fall include:
- HSAD 326 Epidemiology
- HSAD 416 Health Services Management
- HSAD 420 Health Policy and Payment
- HSAD 469 Internship
- HSAD 490 Internship Seminar
Classes in our online RN to BSN program this fall include:
- NURS 301 Transitions
- NURS 303L Family Health Nursing
- NURS 342 Nursing Care of Diverse Populations
- NURS 347 Transcultural Nursing
- NURS 348L Public Health Nursing
- NURS 370 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
- NURS 420L Gerontological Nursing to Promote Successful Aging
- NURS 450 Applied Pathophysiology
- NURS 472 Leadership and Professional Development
- NURS 475L Nursing Preceptorship
- NURS 490 Controversy in Mental Healthcare
- NURS 497 Independent Study
Classes in our graduate level Nursing Programs this fall include:
- NURS 600 Theoretical Perspectives of the Discipline
- NURS 603 Introduction to Research, Data Analysis and Informatics
- NURS 606 Health Care Delivery Systems, Policy, Financing and Leadership
- NURS 608 Transcultural and Social Perspectives
- NURS 611 Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy (P1)
- NURS 627 Program/Curriculum Design and Evaluation
- NURS 640 Advances Adult-to-Gerontological Health I
- NURS 641P Advanced CNS Practicum II
- NURS 642P Advances Nurse Educator Practicum I
- NURS 689 Thesis Seminar
- NURS 690 Topics: Nurse Educator Preparation II
- NURS 698 Continuing Registration
- NURS 699 Thesis (Plan A)
Classes in our new Master’s of Health Administration program include:
- MHA 618 Health Care Law & Ethical Decision Making
- MHA 620 Health Care Policy & Reimbursement
We are currently accepting applications for our RN to BSN program – enrolling Spring 2014. Deadline for Spring 2014 RN to BSN applications (all online): October 15th, 2013
Apply at: http://www.mnstate.edu/snhl/bsnadmission.aspx
We are currently accepting applications for our Master’s of Science in Nursing program (both the NED and the NAOSL emphases)! Application deadline: January 2, 2014.
Apply at: http://www.mnstate.edu/graduate/msinnursing.aspx
Get more information about all of our programs within the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership online at: http://www.mnstate.edu/snhl
MSUM’s program in Health Services Administration was established in 1998 and is structured as a comprehensive curriculum (science, business, social sciences, and health care management) that permits specialization in various domains of health care delivery. The program prepares students to be a future health care leader eligible to practice in the field of health and aging services administration.
Students who complete the undergrad program can expect to go into a variety of health care jobs, such as entry level management. Students who complete the graduate program can expect to become a more desirable candidate if already employed or to gain more credibility for their resume if just starting out in the field.
Click here to watch Dr. Melanie Schicker, Assistant Professor in Health Services Administration, discuss her journey to the world of health services, share information on the various healthcare leadership programs at MSUM, and explain the teaching method she has found to be most effective for her students.
The MSUM Health Services Administration undergraduate program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) (http://www.aupha.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1). Additionally, the MHA and HSAD program coordinator, Lonni Schicker, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) (http://www.ache.org/).
World Breastfeeding Week
August 1st – August 7th
The first week in August is World Breastfeeding Week, a time to provide breastfeeding mothers with support and encouragement. This year’s theme, “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers,” encompasses the importance of breastfeeding support in all places.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventative measures a mother can take to protect infant health. It also recommends breastfeeding up until the baby’s first birthday in combination with other foods months 6-12. These recommendations are not being followed, however. Many mothers do not have constant contact with their children throughout the day due to working schedules, and many others lack the support necessary to follow through with these recommendations.
Fortunately, early care and education facilities are able to train faculty members to better support mothers by permitting breastfeeding at facilities and storing and feeding pumped milk to infants. Only a handful of states across the nation have regulations for meeting the national recommendations for breastfeeding, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Vermont. A number of others, however, have issued guidelines to increase breastfeeding support in care and education facilities. View some of these guidelines below:
This week, show your support for breastfeeding! Encourage the five circles of support to engage in their support, and stress the importance of infant health and continuous breastfeeding support:
- Friends and family
- Workplace employees
- Health care providers
- Policy makers
- Emergency responders
Visit the WBW facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/World-Breastfeeding-Week-2012/293327800702827 or www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org for more information!