Monthly Archives: February 2016

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb 21st-Feb 27th

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According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, and the National Institutes of Health estimate that 25% of all college students have an eating disorder. Societal pressures and genetics are the two main factors in the increasing number of people suffering from eating disorders.

NEDA points out that “eating disorders can damage almost every organ system or body part, including the brain, liver, kidneys, heart, GI tract, bones, teeth, skin and hair. If left untreated, eating disorders can result in osteoporosis, retarded growth, kidney problems, ulcers and heart failure. Eating disorders can also lead to death.” Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder.

That is why the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week was created, to help highlight this serious medical problem and help provide awareness around how to help combat it. This year’s focus is on early detection and awareness, with the theme “3 Minutes Can Save a Life: Get Screened. Get Help. Get Healthy“.

As a part of this year’s campaign, an anonymous, free online screening was created to help promote the early detection and awareness at the following link:
http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/NEDA

For more information about eating disorders and on the activities for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, visit http://nedawareness.org/content/nedawareness-campaign-overview

Minnesota State Universities Job and Internship Fair 2016

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The Minnesota State Universities Job and Internship Fair is happening Friday, February 26th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. There will be approximately 1,000 students and alumni from the seven Minnesota State Universities and the seven invited schools from the bordering states and over 100 organizations in attendance at the Job Fair.

Registration is $30 at the door (the pre-registration period has ended).

For further questions, visit the Job Fair website at http://www.mnsujobfair.org or contact MSUM’s Career Development Center at http://www.mnstate.edu/career/contactus.aspx

RN-BSN Application Deadline Fast Approaching!

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The deadline to apply for Fall 2016 admission to the RN-BSN Program is March 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: http://www.mnstate.edu/snhl/bsnadmission.aspx

Additionally, you can find more information by watching this FAQ video narrated by our Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Matthees: http://coursecast.mnstate.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=008f09bc-62fb-4eea-bedf-f376efcd18f0&_ga=1.165124735.177862644.1355849320

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

Summer and Fall Registration!

 

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Although it feels like the spring semester has just started it’s time to look ahead to summer and fall! On Wednesday, March 2nd the course offerings for the Summer and Fall semesters of 2016 will become available to students. You can use this information to begin planning your schedule and to prepare for your advising session. Advising will begin on Monday, March 7th with the first registration windows opening on March 29th.

To view class offerings please visit the link below.

https://webproc.mnscu.edu/registration/search/basic.html?campusid=072&_ga=1.198999407.177862644.1355849320

If you would like to view course offerings, add courses to your wishlist, or register for classes visit the link below. This link will bring you to the eServices homepage where you can login using your Star ID information.

https://webproc.mnscu.edu/esession/authentication.do?campusId=072&postAuthUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwebproc.mnscu.edu%2Feservices%2FdisplayUserHomePage.html%3Fcampusid%3D072%26_ga%3D1.139244147.177862644.1355849320

RN-BSN program invites applicants now – deadline March 15, 2016

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MSUM is accepting RN-BSN nursing applications from motivated RNs seeking to earn the baccalaureate degree. With the BSN, you can more greatly impact patient outcomes, advance your career, and consider graduate school one day.

 

WHY MSUM ???

Ø  Flexibility with total online delivery, semi-annual admission, and progression at your own pace (average part-time completion: 2 years)

Ø  National accreditation since 1981 through CCNE to ensure the highest academic rigor to advance your career – and/or be accepted into graduate schools one day

Ø  A smart investment by delivering a nationally recognized and highly reputable BSN more affordability than any in the area (e.g. compared to other public, for-profit, private institutions)

Ø  Meaningful connections and readily accessible faculty who are will equipped to manage an online learning environment with high quality faculty

Ø  Spring application deadline: March 15 (summer/fall start)

Ø  Fall application deadline: October 15 (spring start)

 

Learn more:

  1. Visit the RN-BSN program website | https://www.mnstate.edu/snhl/bsn.aspx
  2. You will note a separate link for the RN-BSN Program Admission & Application information.
  3. Call or email to get your questions answered with ease. 218.477.2693 | nursing@mnstate.edu

 

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No Classes – Faculty Development Day February 15th

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Monday, February 15th, is a Faculty Development Day; therefore, no classes that meet before 4:30pm will be held. This is also the tuition payment deadline. All university bills must be paid in full (some exceptions apply).

The goal of days like this is to increase individual faculty effectiveness, engagement, and professional well-being. This is not the only benefit, students will also have a long weekend to do some extra homework or just catch up on sleep. No matter how you spend your long weekend be safe and have fun doing it!

Giving Hearts Day!

Giving Hearts Day 2016

On February 11, make a donation of $10 or more to the MSUM Academic Scholarship Fund and the first $20,000 in gifts will be matched, increasing your impact on the lives of MSU Moorhead students.

With your help, students are able to afford to participate in research projects, to take on internships, and to focus more on their studies. Every gift helps transform the world by transforming the students at MSUM.

To make your gift on February 11, go to impactgiveback.org and select the MSUM Alumni Foundation.

Questions? Call MSUM Alumni at 218.477.2143 or email alumni@mnstate.edu.

 

Source: https://news.mnstate.edu/tag/giving-hearts-day/