Monthly Archives: March 2015

March to Health Month

The month of March was declared ‘March to Health Month’, but who says it should stop there?

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Every month brings us the opportunity to create a healthier lifestyle, as rumor has it it takes 21 days to develop (or get rid of) a habit.

Here are some ways you can march to health THIS month:

Start your march to health today! Everyday is a chance to become a healthier you!


Fall Classes Available from SNHL!


Some Fall classes that are available from SNHL:


  • Transitions
  • Family Health Nursing
  • Nursing Care of Diverse Populations
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Gerontological Nursing to Promote Successful Aging
  • Applied Pathophysiology
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Professional Pathways
  • Introduction to Research, Data Analysis, and Informatics
  • Health Care Delivery Systems, Policy, Financing and Leadership
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
  • Advanced Nurse Educator Practicum I
  • NAOSL Practicum II
  • Thesis/Project Seminar 1
  • Topics: Early 643P
  • Thesis/Project Seminar 2
  • Project/Action Research (Plan B)
  • Thesis (Plan A)


  • Health Informatics
  • Global Health Issues
  • Internship


  • Health Services Management
  • Healthcare Policy & Payment
  • Internship Seminar
  • Internship


Red Cross Month, Worldwide!


The American Red Cross is a worldwide organization that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war. They are not founded by the government and rely on donations of time, money, and blood to keep the organization going. In the U.S around 4 million people give blood to the Red Cross, which makes organization the largest supplier of blood and products in the country.

Over the years, the Red Cross has expanded their services. These services include:

  • Disaster Services
  • Blood Services
  • Communications Between Military Members and Family
  • Health and Safety Safety Services
  • International Services
  • Volunteer Services
  • Youth Services
  • Nursing

To learn more about the services that Red Cross provides, visit;

Deadline for Fall 2015 RN to BSN Program Extended to March 31st!!

The 2015 Fall application to the MSUM School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership RN to BSN Program has been extended.

Please submit your applications by March 31st!

doctor_studentGOOD LUCK!

Registration for Summer and Fall Courses!


Registration for summer and fall courses begin March 23rd 

Make sure you meet with your advisor to figure out what classes you need to take and to get your access code!

 SNHL classes are available: COMH, HSAD, NURS, MHA

To start looking at what classes to take:

  • Go to your eservices
  • Click Courses & Registration
  • Search for a course
  • Change semester to Summer 2015
  • Change subject to Nursing

All classes provided this summer will be listed

National Poison Prevention Week

poison_perilMarch 15th through the 21st is National Poison Prevention Week. The National Poison Prevention Council has taken the time to plan a variety of events throughout the week. These events are designed to educate the public on how to handle a case of accidental poisoning and provide tips on a variety of ways to prevent poisoning. There are many simple steps that can be taken to prevent accidental poisoning. Some of the easiest are to avoid mixing household cleaning products, keep dangerous items somewhere not easily accessible, label potentially harmful items, and to educate family and friends about the dangers of poisonous products. Programing the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222) into your phone, or keeping the number around the house can also be very helpful. In the event that you or someone you know comes into contact with a poisonous product immediately contact the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222) or call 911 and be prepared to share what the product was, how the person came into contact with the product (Ex. skin contact, ingestion, inhalation, etc.), how long ago contact took place, and your exact location. To learn more about poison prevention and to access a list of Poison Prevention Week events visit

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!


March 10th, 2015 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Did you Know:

  • About 217,000 women, 80% who are childbearing ages 15-44 are HIV positive
  • In 2010, people 55 and older accounted for 20% of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S.
  • All women and girls older than 15 should be tested at least once to find out your HIV status

What can you do to raise awareness on March 10th?

  • Use resources to talk about HIV/AIDS in your community
  • Learn about past and present NWGHAAD partners and supporters
  • Read personal stories to help reduce stigma of HIV/AIDS

NWGHAAD is an annual, nationwide observance that sheds some light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10th, federal, national, and community organizations come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower girls and women to learn the importance of the care, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

To learn more about NWGHAAD and how you can help, visit: