Monthly Archives: July 2016

SNHL Professional Pathways Presentations


Please join professor Alicia Swanson MSN, RN, PHN and her hardworking summer students for their RN to BSN Capstone Project Presentations. These presentations are the final project for students enrolled in Nursing 473 Professional Pathways. At the end of the semester and the RN to BSN program students complete this class, project, and presentation as a capstone course.

All presentations will be available for your viewing via WebEx. The first presentation will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, July 28th. Several others are to follow and the last will wrap up at 2:30. Each presentation lasts about a half hour and a break for lunch will take place from noon to 1:00. Below you will find a schedule of the presentations and a link to connect via WebEx.

9:00am-9:30am Reducing Long-term Negative Effects of Opioid Management through the Promotion of Alternative Treatment Modalities by Sheralyn Schram

9:30am-10:00am Improve and Increase Patient Education Regarding Opioid Medication by Laurie McReynolds

10:00am-10:30am Development of a TB Screening Tool for Patients at the Point of Entry by Tammy Heeter

10:30am-11:00am Telemedicine in a County Jail by Mariah Schoonover

11:00am-11:30am Work Related Stress Overload by Brooke Dukart

11:30am-12:00pm An Enhanced Return-to-Work Process for Warehouse Workers with Lumbar Back Pain by Roxanna Eng

12:00pm-1:00pm BREAK

1:00pm-1:30pm Implementing Best Practice: Intimate Partner Violence by Holly Blilie

1:30pm-2:00pm Fall Elimination by Heidi Swanson

2:00pm-2:30pm Meditation for Assisted Living Residents by Douglas Reiter

WebEx Link:

Alicia Swanson

Alicia Swanson MSN, RN, PHN

World Hepatitis Day 2016

Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) organizes this day in an effort to end viral hepatitis. Join the No-Hep movement to eradicate viral hepatitis by 2030. Every action can help lead to the end of viral hepatitis. This year WHO has created a Global Strategy for Viral Hepatitis. This strategy sets a goal to eliminate the disease by 2030. July 28th is World Hepatitis Day and we can all take action to end the effects of Viral Hepatitis. View the video below to learn more about the World Health Organizations global efforts.

To learn more about the cause or how you can help check out the link below.


Have you Registered for Fall 2016 Classes?


Have you registered for Fall classes yet? The spots are filling up fast and it is important to get the classes that you need and want before they are gone! In order to do this be sure to register on the eServices site link here: .

When registering for classes your Degree Audit Report (DARS) will be very helpful. This is available through the eServices site by selecting “Grades and Transcripts” then the “Interactive Degree Audit Report” tab. This report is tailored to each student and provides a list of all necessary and completed coursework.

Once you are ready to begin the class search, click on “Courses and Registration,” then “Search for a Course.” Here you can search through various course offerings in a variety of subjects and pick the classes you want to sign up for. There is also the option to search for courses by tittle or specific class ID. This method is most helpful when you know which classes you are in need of to fulfill graduation requirements.  After you’ve found the class for you, click on the plus sign to the left of the class tittle. Completing this action will add the course to your wishlist for later registration . After clicking the add button, you can go to “Review My Plan” under “Courses and Registration” to see the items that have been added to your wishlist. From here, select the courses you want to take and click “Proceed to Register”. After this step, you will need to input your access code. To get this code you must contact your advisor to discuss you options and graduation requirements. The last step is to put in your star ID password and click the button to complete registration. If any course conflicts exist you will be notified during this process. If you are unable to solve this problem or have any questions please contact your advisor directly or the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at

To begin searching for courses visit this link:

To review general program requirements visit this link:

Apply to MSUM’s Graduate Programs Today!


The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership offers a variety of graduate programs. You can apply today for the Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. The MHA program builds on student leadership skills and experience to allow students to be competitive in their fields. It also improves current understanding of healthcare policy and regulation, allowing students to provide improvement to the delivery of healthcare services. The highly regulated medical field is competitive and rapidly growing. Attaining a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration can set you apart from the competition and provide you with the well-rounded education to be successful in your career path.

To apply to one of MSUM’s graduate programs and view admission requirements please visit the link below.

To read more about the program and view specific MHA program requirements visit the links below.

If you would like to speak to a faculty member directly or ask some questions of your own please contact Dr. Brandi Sillerud, the MHA program coordinator, at

Dr. Sillerud


Apply to MSUM’s RN to BSN Program!


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. Obtaining a BSN opens up many opportunities for career advancement. Nurses with this degree are in high demand and the field continues to grow! If you are curious about this degree check out some of the many reasons its a great day to be a Dragon!


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 well 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 |
  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 |


World Population Day 2016!


July 11th is World Population Day. This day is organized by the United Nations and each year has a different theme. 2016’s Population Day theme is Investing in Teenage Girls. In 1989 the United Nations created this day to bring a focus to population issues.

Around the world teenage girls face many issues. In many countries teenage girls are considered ready for marriage, children, or to be pushed into the real world. Girls at this age are often forced out of school which can be very detriemental to their futures. These girls also suffer from a lack of health information. They lack many of the resources necessary to properly care for themselves. This issue is even worse for girls of ethnic minorities or those living in poverty. “Yet when teenage girls are empowered, when they know about their rights and are given the tools to succeed, they become agents of positive change in their communities.”

Each year agents of the UN work to end these population differences and to empower and educate people so they can live safe, comfortable, and healthy lives. You can join the UN in their efforts in a variety of ways. To learn more about the cause and what you can do visit the link below.


Carol Roth’s Recent Accomplishments!


Carol Roth RN, MSN, a faculty member in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, has recently done some wonderful things for our department. Her knowledge of public health nursing, diligence, and warm nature are an excellent addition to our department and we would like to take this time to recognize some of her accomplishments.

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership has recently become a member of the metropolitan based Henry Street Consortium. This group is dedicated to creating a workforce of bright and hardworking public health nurses. These public health professionals work to build a better, safer, and healthier community for all. The partnership created by the consortium connects public health nurses with educational resources and practices to make the public aware of current health issues and initiatives. The group is also designed to innovate change in nursing education and the public health field. As our resident public health specialist Professor Roth has attended meetings of the consortium and will work with the group to better public health education for nursing students and the public.

Professor Roth recently completed the Quality Matters “Applying the QM Rubric” in mid-June. This course is designed for faculty, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to more fully understand the application of the Quality Matters rubric as a tool of course evaluation. This program is widely used and a popular evaluation tool for nursing educators.

Roth has been a long time member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and was recently elected Secretary of the Xi Kappa chapter of the organization. She will begin her official duties at the August 15th meeting of the organization. Xi Kappa is alive and well at MSUM, there is no doubt that Roth will play a key role in its continuation at the university.

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is very proud to have Carol as a faculty member. Her many accomplishments, hard work, and kind spirit help to make out department what it is today. We congratulate Professor Roth on her achievements and look forward to her time as a faculty member.


Carol Roth, RN, MSN