Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tri-College CareerX!

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On Thursday October 29th the Fargo/Moorhead Tri-College will be hosting the CareerX Event at NDSU. This event is a conference put on by the Tri-College to help students prepare and explore their future careers. The different sessions within the event will focus on topics such as networking, interview skills, and how to personally brand one self. Breakout sessions during the event will be hosted by local professionals and the keynote speaker, Mark J. Lindquist, will speak on the topic of Passion! 8 Steps to Finding Yours. The event begins at 3:00pm and ends at 7:30 pm after a networking social and an etiquette dinner. Below you will find the event agenda and a few links to more information.

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.  |  Check-in
3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.  |  Keynote – Mark J. Lindquist
4:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.  |  Breakout Session #1
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  |  Breakout Session #2
5:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.  |  Networking Social and Professional Photo Booth
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  |  Dining Etiquette Dinner

World Energy Day 2015!


World Energy Day is an education and awareness focused day. On this day countless people, companies, countries, and cities around the world are dedicating themselves to saving energy. Sustainability, conservation, and effectiveness are the main focuses of this day. These factors come into play in countless ways. City planning, electrical grid design, individual and public use are just a few areas to keep in mind when thinking about energy usage. Countless events are being hosted around the world today and a plethora of information is available to all. If you would like to do you part to help the initiative the first step is to take part in energy saving activities. These activities can be something as simple as turning a light off when you leave room. The steps taken by the public to conserve energy and focus on sustainability will also help with climate change. The efforts we make now will help future generations thrive for many years to come.

To learn more about what you can do or to learn more about World Energy Day please visit the link below.

Registration for Spring 2016 Semester

Registration for the Spring 2016 semester begins today October 19th!  To view which day you can start registering for classes, sign in to eservices and click on Courses and Registration, then click on Registration Window and that screen will tell you the day and time you can start registering for classes.  Sign up today to meet with your advisor to register for classes if you haven’t already.  Make sure that when you go to visit your advisor you print out your DARS ahead of time.  Your advisor will give you an access code that will allow you to register on eservices.  To log into eservices to register follow the link:

Once in eservices click Courses & Registration on the left hand side.  Once you are here you can search for different classes based on the subject.  You can add different classes to your cart until you decide which ones to take.  Once you have decided on classes, you can go to Review My Plan and select the courses you wish to register for.  This is where you are going to need your access code.  Just follow the onscreen instructions from here to complete registering for your classes.

World Food Day 2015

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Every year on October 16th World Food Day celebrates the creation of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO was created in Quebec, Canada in 1945. World Food Day has been celebrated in almost every country since 1979. We come together as one to try to eliminate hunger in the world, because when it comes to starvation every life lost is one too many.

Some ways that people celebrate World Food Day are hunger walks, World Food Day dinners, meal packing events, and food drives.

Wondering why you should care about chronic hunger?

You should care because having food is a basic human right, but 1 in 9 people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger. The people who suffer most are also the most vulnerable. 60% of the hungry are women, almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition every year, and 4 in 10 children in poor countries are so malnourished that their bodies and brains cannot develop properly.

World hunger can be eliminated in this generation when we all take a stand. Great progress has already been accomplished since FAO has been founded.

Did you know?

  • If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
  • Under-nutrition is a factor in more than a third of deaths in all children under the age of 5.
  • 40 countries have already met the millennium development goal #1, reducing the number of hungry people in these countries by half.
  • 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year- approximately 1.3 billion tons is lost or wasted.
  • Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined.

Dragons of the Past!


Today, October 15th, Ann Malmberg “87 will be receiving the Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Alumni Award. The award ceremony will be held at the Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Service Celebration in Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom at 5:30pm.

Tomorrow. October 16th, Ann Malmberg “87 will be a panelist in the Fox Recital Hall at 1:00pm. Malmberg is the regional director of community health at Essentia Health in the west region where she is set with the task of collaborating with other partners to improve the health of our communities. Malmberg graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1997 with a master’s degree. She has also worked at Essentia as the vice president of Patient Care Services, Hospice of the Red River Valley as the director of patient care and at Dakota Clinic as the director of nursing. A reception will follow the panel discussion.

Please join us to see what an alum with a degree from the MSUM Nursing program has accomplished!

SNHL Hosts CCNE Accreditation Team!


MUSM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is currently undergoing our re-accreditation process. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation team arrived on Tuesday and has been very busy since. Their time at MSUM will be filled with a variety of meetings with students, staff, administration, alumni and faculty. The team will also be visiting several classes, specifically those for the RN to BSN program. The three member team consists of Dr. Norann Planchock (team leader), Dr. Tammie McCoy, and Dr. Karen March. The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is very excited to be hosting this highly qualified team of nursing educators and looks forward to the exciting days ahead. Friday is the final day of the CCNE accreditation team’s visit. The students, staff, and faculty in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership would like to thank the three individuals of the team for the time and effort that they have put into this process.

RN-BSN Program Application Deadline Fast Approaching!


The deadline to apply for Spring 2016 admission to the RN-BSN Program is October 15th.

To apply to the RN-BSN program, students must first be admitted to Minnesota State University Moorhead, after which they will fill out a separate application to the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership.

Applicants to the RN-BSN program must be licensed RNs or eligible for licensure by the RN-BSN program start. A minimum 2.75 cumulative (overall) GPA is required to be considered for admission to the program.

More information about RN-BSN admission can be found at the following webpage:

Additionally, you can find more information by watching this FAQ video narrated by our Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Matthees:

If you have any questions, you can call the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at (218)-477-2693, or email us at or

SNHL Spring 2016 Class Offerings!


The spring semester is just around the corner and registration starts soon! Advising began for the spring semester on Monday, October 5th. Registration begins on Monday, October 19th. Registration is based on the number of semester hours students have completed. To view your registration window login to your e-services account using your Star ID and password. Registration windows can be found under the “Courses and Registration” tab. Be sure to meet with your advisor. The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is offering a variety of courses during the spring semester.

Below you will find a list of our class offerings:

Masters of Healthcare Administration:
MHA 619 – Applied Health Care Financial Management
MHA 638 – Health Information Systems
MHA 669 – Capstone I
MHA 670 – Capstone II

Community Health:
COMH 469 – Internship

Health Services Administration:
HSAD 414 – Health Services Planning and Evaluation
HSAD 418 – Healthcare Law and Ethics
HSAD 468 – Internship Seminar
HSAD 469 – Internship

NURS 301 – Transitions (2 sections)
NURS 303L – Family Health Nursing (2 sections)
NURS 342 – Nursing Care of Diverse Populations
NURS 348L – Public Health Nursing (2 sections)
NURS 370 – Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (2 sections)
NURS 420L – Gerontological Nursing to Promote Successful Aging
NURS 450 – Applied Pathophysiology
NURS 472 – Leadership and Professional Development
NURS 473 – Professional Pathways (2 sections)
NURS 497 – Independent Study
NURS 604 – Advanced Nursing Research and EBP
NURS 610 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
NURS 612 – Advanced Health/Physical Assessment (P3)
NURS 623 – Nurse as Educator
NURS 643P – Advanced Nurse Educator Practicum II
NURS 689 – Thesis/Project Seminar 1 (2 sections)
NURS 690 – Topics: Organizational Strategy and Systems Leadership
NURS 691 – Thesis/Project Seminar 2 (2 sections)
NURS 699 – Thesis (Plan A) (2 sections)

Spring Advising Begins!


On October 5th the spring advising will be starting. October 6th is the first day of registration for SNHL classes.

It is important for students to meet with their advisor in a timely manner with their DARS report already reviewed. Advisors help students with their development of courses and other questions the students may have about the program.

Students will also need to get an access code from their advisors for spring SNHL classes. Any LASC or elective class will not need an access code.

Advisors contact information is as follows:

Alicia Swanson –

Barb Matthees –

Brandi Sillerud –

Becky Rudel –

Carol Roth –

Jitendra Singh –

Nancy Stock –

Tracy Wright –