Monthly Archives: February 2015

Apply to the MHA Program for Summer 2015!


Don’t forget to apply to the MHA program for summer 2015!

The DEADLINE is March 15th, So don’t miss it!

The admissions requirements are listed below:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. (No specific major is required!)
  • 3.0 grade average, or at least a 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits of graded course work
  • Completed: “Application for Admission to Graduate Study”
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attend
  • Non-refundable $20.00 fee for firs-time applicants to MSUM
  • 750 word essay on “The Future of Healthcare”
  • Two letters of recommendation from either of the following: employer, professor, or licensed healthcare professional

To go apply follow this link:


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb 23-Mar 1, 2015

This year National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is being held from February 23rd to March 1st.

(#NEDAwareness Week)

Eating Disorder

It is a week to spread awareness of the “seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments. By increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention, which can improve the likelihood of full recovery for millions.”  (

This years theme is: I Had No Idea. It stresses how important it is to intervene early and recognize the wide range of people affected by eating disorders. Many significant early signs are overlooked, ” I Had No Idea”. For each day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, they target a different audience and share specific education, resources, information, and provide help. A key goal of #NEDAwareness Week is to direct individuals to a free online screening for eating disorders at

NEDA has information and resources available via their website and helpline: NEDA Helpline: 1 (800) 931-2237


If you have more questions, or would like learn more about National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, click the following link:


Apply to the Grad Nursing Program for Summer 2015

msum nursingApply to the summer 2015 Grad Nursing Program!

To learn more about the criteria and the program, please click the following link:

To also learn about what else we have to offer, check out our other SNHL Graduate/Undergraduate Programs:

Admission process and links:

For forms and other resources:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tracy Wright, Ph.D., Program Coordinator or



Fall 2015 RN to BSN Application Deadline: March 15th, 2015

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

March 15th, 2015


To view admission criteria, application procedure and more visit:

If you are already admitted into MSUM, here is the direct RN to BSN Application link:

Check out our FAQ video featuring the chair of our department, Barbara Matthees.

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: or

National Condom Day – February 14th

National Condom Day is celebrated each year to remind us that it is an easy way to watch your health! National Condom Day originated from an AIDS support group during the late 1980’s.

A condom is a cheap, easily found form of contraception that protects not only against pregnancy, but also against many sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS. National Condom Day is used to emphasize the importance of educating young adults about the risks of unprotected sex.

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.

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DragonFrost 2015!

Dragon Frost is this February 9-14th, a week of fun for the MSUM community!

It is an event that is organized by the Homecoming/DragonFrost committee.


Vote for Snow Court here:

The Snow Court Coronation will be on Friday, February 13th at Nemzek!

There are lots of events this week:

Monday, February 9th

 Leadership Summit – Reaching New Heights – CMU Ballroom 6:30pm

Be Besties with your Testes Dodgeball Tourney (Wellness Educators/Wellness Center) 6:30pm

 Tuesday, February 10th

 Soup feed – (Comstock Memorial Union/Main Lounge) 11am – 1pm

Kise Fireside – live music performances, hot chocolate & smores bars (Kise) 4:30-7:30pm

 Wednesday, February 11th

Ice Cream Social/Cookies/Decorating (Comstock Memorial Union/Main Lounge)  1:00-3:00 pm

Movie Night, Space Jam -(Dragon Entertainment Group/Langseth 104) 6pm & 9pm

Thursday, February 12th

Battleship H20 (Intramurals/Nemzek Pool) 9pm

Friday, February 13th


Residence Hall Decorating Challenge/ Office Decorating Judging (Winner gets BDUBS) Noon



Pizza Party/Tailgating with Frost and Kappa Sigma- Nemzek Fieldhouse 5:30pm


Go Pink Silent Auction – Nemzek 5:30pm


Go Pink with Dragons – Acro Lites & Acro II teams performing at half times, Games Galore inflatable games


Women’s Basketball vs. U of M Duluth – Nemzek 6:00pm


Royalty Coronation – Nemzek


Men’s Basketball vs. U of M Duluth – Nemzek 8:00pm



Gatsby Party – CMU Underground (AfterDark and Saturday Soiree) 9:30pm


Saturday, February 14th


Run Your Heart Out Fun Run – Nemzek


5K Fun Walk/Run begins at Nemzek and circles campus, Prizes for the best costume and best time!

Join the event on Facebook!

Free will donations will be accepted for Go Pink Scholarships


Women’s Basketball vs. St. Cloud – Nemzek 4:00pm


Men’s Basketball vs. St. Cloud – Nemzek 6:00pm



Ski Trip (Dragon Entertainment Group) 11am – 5pm (Sign up at the CMU Info Desk)




It’s National Wear Red Day!


Pledge to wear Red! February 6, 2015!

February is American Heart Month and to raise awareness, February 6th, we wear red!

Wearing the color red represents strength, joy, and power and symbolizes the fight against heart disease in women.

  • One in three women die of heart disease or stroke every year
  • Education and lifestyle changes can prevent 80 percent of cardiac events

Go Red For Women! It’s important that we raise awareness that heart disease is not just a man’s disease and to stop and honor those who are struggling with heart disease. We also want to celebrate the advances we’ve seen over the years against heart disease and stroke.

To learn more about American heart month and what you can do to raise awareness, visit:


MSUM Student Academic Conference


The 2015 Student Academic Conference here at Minnesota State University Moorhead will be held on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 in the Comstock Memorial Union building.

According to the history of the Student Academic Conference put together by Dr. Paul Kramer (Political Science) and Brian M. Card:

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Student Academic Conference provides student researchers from each of its colleges with the opportunity to present their work to faculty, administration, peers, and the general public in a formal academic setting. The Conference has grown exponentially over the past eight years to become one of MSUM’s most eagerly anticipated annual events.

The Conference was conceived in 1998 through the collaborative efforts of Political Science professor Andrew Conteh and his then student-assistant Ryan Sylvester, who envisioned a forum for students to present original research that would reflect the intellectual vibrancy of the MSUM community. As the format of the proposed Conference took shape, Dr. Conteh and Ryan jointly advocated its relevance to the University’s top administrators who expressed both excitement and support for the concept. The enthusiastic participation of both faculty and administration has been a hallmark of the Conference since its inception and remains perhaps its most obvious source of continued success.

The deadline to participate in the conference is Monday, March 2nd.

For further information, you can visit the Student Academic Webpage at

Apply for Nursing Scholarships – Deadline Feb. 15th, 2015

cropped-msum_nursingblog_headers_1000x198-01Every year the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (SNHL) awards a number of scholarships to both RN to BSN and Graduate Nursing Students. 
Some of the available scholarships are based to some extent on financial need as established by your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.  Other criteria include academic standing and professional activity. 
One single application is used for all awards offered by the Nursing Department.   The deadline for filing is February 15, 2015. 

For more scholarship information click on the SNHL Scholarships link at:

The application can be accessed at:

To complete the FAFSA go to:

Questions? Contact:
Barbara Matthees