Monthly Archives: August 2015

CCNE Re-accreditation

As a key stakeholder in the Minnesota State University Moorhead RN to BSN nursing program, we are writing to inform you that the RN to BSN program is scheduled for programmatic re-accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) this year. The on-site review team will be at MSUM on October 14-16, 2015.

In this process, you are invited to provide feedback about our RN to BSN program through confidential written and signed comments.

As desired, please submit related comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530

Washington DC, 20036-1120

All written comments are accepted by the CCNE no later than September 22nd and are treated confidentially by the on-site visiting team.

Note: This call for comment is limited to the RN to BSN.


National Health Center Week!

August 9th – 15th is this years National Health Center Week!  This week has been celebrated for more than 30 years and recognizes the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers.  The theme for 2015 is “America’s Health Centers — Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Futures.”

America’s Health Centers are local community owned and operated businesses that serve American citizens in all of the states across the U.S. Many citizens depend on their services.  Help celebrate how America’s Health Centers and their success in providing access to affordable, high quality, and cost effective health care to people throughout the United States.



You can learn more about this week and the events that take place by visiting:

Apply to the RN-BSN Program for Spring 2016 by October 15th!


The deadline to apply for the RN to BSN program is approaching, and will be here sooner than you think!

Come join our awesome School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Students and get started on your Bachelor’s in Nursing!


To view admission criteria, application procedures and more visit our website:


If you have more questions about our program check out our FAQ video featuring the chair of our department, Barbara Matthees.


You can also contact us at or at 218-477-2693.

World Breastfeeding Week!


August 1st through 7th is World Breastfeeding Week 2015 (WBW)!  The theme for this year is “Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make it Work!”  and is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA).  The campaign is to focus on a mother-friendly workplace.

Since the start of the global action much change and success has occurred.  WBW raises awareness for the rights for mothers to have a mother-friendly workplace.  WABA wants to empower and support women.  The congratulate women who are able to combine work and child-rearing.

This year WBW places a focus on 5 aspects according to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action:

  • Galvanize multi-dimensional support from all sectors to enable women everywhere to work and breastfeed.
  • Promote actions by employers to become Family/Parent/Baby friendly, and to actively facilitate and support employed women to continue breastfeeding.
  • Inform people about the latest in Global Maternity Protection entitlements, and raise awareness of the need to strengthen related national legislation and implementation.
  • Strengthen, facilitate, and showcase supportive practices that enable women working in the informal sector to breastfeed.
  • Engage with target groups to protect the breastfeeding rights of women in the workplace.

To read and learn more about WBW visit: