Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mark Your Calendar 2/12/15!

Pencil into your calendar the opportunity to donate to MSUM Nursing Scholarships:

MSUM Giving Hearts Day!

February 12th, 2015

ohhClick here to see this flyer: MSUM Giving Hearts Day (nursing)

Go to and make your gift of $10 or more to MSU Moorhead Alumni Foundation. MSUM will contact you to request your designation, at which time, please designate your gift to the Nursing Scholarships.

Minnesota Public Health Certificate!

Public Health Nurse Certification requirements:

  • Minnesota License and current registration as a registered nurse
  • Baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing
  • Public health nursing education

To learn more about the requirements needed to hold a public health certificate, visit:

The fee to acquire a public health certificate is $30.

The determination process take about 1-3 days upon receipt of documents.

Registration is only valid in conjunction  with a current RN registration certificate for professional nursing. 


National Volunteer Blood Donor Month!


Why donate blood?

  • Some of us donate blood because we were asked by a friend
  • Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood someday
  • Some believe that it’s the right thing to do

Did you know?

Did you know that 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives?

Did you know that 41,000 blood donations are needed everyday?

Did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the U.S needs blood?

Whatever your reason might be for donating blood you can go to; to find a convenient blood drive near you and to learn more about blood, the donation process and the eligibility requirements.


Fall 2015 RN to BSN Program Admission Deadline March 15th, 2015!

The deadline to apply to the RN to BSN program is quickly approaching!

Admission deadline for our Fall 2015 Semester is March 15th!

To view admission criteria, application procedure, and more please visit:

If you having questions about the program, please watch our FAQ video from the lovely chair of our department, Dr. Barbara Matthees.

 If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us at or at 218-477-2693.

Martin Luther King Day 2015!


January 19th, 2015. Martin Luther King Day!

MLK day is chance for you to serve and make an impact in your community, to start the new year off right and make a change!

Martin Luther King day is a day that promotes equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background.

Martin Luther King day is always on a Monday and is marked as a federal holiday, so with your time off you can go out and make a change!

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January is National Personal Self Defense Awareness Month


January is a month to help educate citizens about realistic self-defense options that could very well save their lives.

You never know when you might be finding yourself in a dangerous situation where you may need to protect yourself. A good way to learn how to do so would to enroll yourself into a self-defense class.

Self-Defense classes are great for anyone to take but they are especially good for women and teens.

1 out of every 6 American Women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

17.7 million American Women have been the victims of attempted or completed rape.

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.

Females ages 12-24 are at the greatest risk for experiencing a rape or sexual assault.

Self-defense classes are more important than just learning how to fight, self-defense classes are for teaching you how to protect and keep yourself safe.

Since January is National Personal Self Defense Month, go out and learn how to keep yourself safe, you never know when you might end up in a dangerous situation.

Click to access Personal%20Safety%20Notes.pdf


Spring 2015 Semester Add/Drop Deadline

The Spring 2015 Semester is upon us, as so is the deadline to add, drop, or switch any classes here at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The deadline is January 16th at 4:00pm.

To add, drop, or switch classes go to your e-services and contact your advisor.

Good luck to everyone this semester, work hard and stay warm! 🙂

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Spring 2015 RNB Orinetation: MSUM


Today we begin a new semester with a number of new students! From 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. we will be hosting our Spring 2015 new student orientation. On this exciting day we will be covering some great topics and providing a variety of advice about distance learning. New students will get the opportunity to meet fellow students and SNHL faculty. Students will have the chance to set up their study plans with nursing academic advisors and get to know the wonderful faculty in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership. An introduction to the online management system and major resource for learning, Desire2Learn (D2L), will also be given to students. In addition, the first course that students will be taking, Nursing 301 Transitions, will be introduced. This orientation is an excellent opportunity to meet the people students will be collaborating with for the upcoming semesters. It is also a great way to ensure success within the program. Along with a variety of helpful information and meeting others in the RN to BSN program a delicious contenetial breakfast will be served. Students should be sure to bring their Dragon and Star ID numbers and review the BSN Student Handbook online. An opportunity to ask any questions will be provided. The faculty of the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership are extremelly excited to begin this new semester and meet all of the new students!

Welcome Back Students and Faculty!!


Today marks the beginning of an exciting new semester! Spring is around the corner and classes start today. The faculty of the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is pleased to welcome back its students and wish one more congratulations to all fall 2014 graduates. The SNHL has a number of new students this semester and is excited to get them started. In the upcoming weeks we are hosting two orientation programs, one in the Twin Cities and another here at MSUM. As classes start remember the drop and add deadline is the 16th and in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day there are no classes on the 19th. Potential students can also begin applying to the RNB Program (applications are due by the 15th of March). We wish all a safe, healthy, and educational spring of 2015 semester!

Anne Says Lead



President Anne Blackhurst is encouraging students to step into a variety of student leadership roles. A number of jobs are available for all students to apply for including: International Student Diplomat, Dragon Ambassador, Dragon Mentor, Resident Assistant (RA), Smart Start Mentor, Student Orientation Counselor (SOC), and Wellness Educator. Students can visit the Dragon Jobs page to see these opportunities and learn how to apply. These positions are a great opportunity to gain some experience, they look great on resumes, and can be very helpful in the future. When assuming these positions students become representatives of MSUM and have an opportunity to tell potential students, parents, and new students how great it is to be a Dragon. Each application requires students to submit their resume and complete an application form, which can be found on the Dragon Jobs page. If students would like help with their resumes the Career Development Center offers walk-in resume review Monday through Friday from 11:00 to 3:00. Resident Assistant applications are due by February 3rd and all others must be submitted by February 11th. Check out these excellent opportunities that will help students get involved on campus and gain some excellent experience! Visit the link below to see the positions that are available.