Category Archives: Faculty

Join MSUM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Today!

Here at Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, faculty members do their best to give their students the best learning experience possible. Seeing students succeed is a wonderful and proud feeling. Receiving feedback from students is a great way for SNHL to recognize strengths and weaknesses within its programs. Read the following from a former student about her success during and after her time here at MSUM!

“My name is Adriana Peck, like to go by Addy, and I attended Minnesota State University Moorhead from Fall 2012 – Summer 2016. I double majored in Business Administration and Health Services Administration with an emphasis in long term care. I am happy to say that I am currently using my degree as a Nursing Home Administrator for the Good Samaritan Society in northern MN near Bemidji.

MSUM SNHL faculty is some of the best I believe. The Healthcare Leadership Program Coordinator, Professor Singh, is knowledgeable, well connected, and a huge help during my time in the program. Another aspect of the program I enjoyed was that there are professors that are professionals out in the field. They could bring real world experiences and advice into the classroom.  The classes also require many presentations to be done throughout which made a huge improvement in my public speaking skills. I am not scared to get in front of my staff and talk. The Health Services Administrator program is also accredited with the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators which is a must to get a MN Nursing Home Administrator License. I am fortunate to have attended MSUM and been a part of the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership!”

Health Services Administration isn’t the only program offered at MSUM SNHL. The following programs are offered:

  • B.S. Degree in Health Services Administration (major and minor)
  • RN to BSN (major)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (masters)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (masters)
  • Nursing Educator (certificate)
  • Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems in Leadership (certificate)

If you see a program you are interested in, contact us to learn more about it!

Email: nursing@mnstate.edu                           Phone: 218-477-2693

Student Academic Conference April 11th 2017

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Everyone out there must be confused. No class tomorrow? On a Tuesday? What gives? Well, there is the Student Academic Conference (SAC) on campus. Good news, if your a non-STEM student you can sleep the day away. Bad news, most STEM majors are required to go for their classes.

The SAC is a way for students to present their research instead of it just hiding on some professor’s shelf or on a wall. There will be 3 different oral presentation time slots. Each slot will last 100 minutes and have about 4-6 presenters. There will also be poster presentations rotating out through out the day. Students will be standing next to their work and will answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to engage, they want to show off what they’ve learned.

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership is inviting you to the HSAD presentations tomorrow. We have more than 10 students who will present for the first time in SAC! We hope to see you there exploring and showing your support.

  • Structure-Process-Outcome – Applying Donabedian Quality Improvement Model to Improve Health Care by Daniel Danuser, Laura Kjolhaug, Serah Demmer *Time – 9:40 – 11:00
  • Six Sigma: A Strategy for Health Care Organizations by Jacqueline Volkert, Haley Cox, Ashlee Torgerson, Paris Williams, Molly Zachman *Time – 9:40 – 11:00
  • Plan-Do-Check- Act – An approach to improve Health Care Quality and Patient Safety by Tony Santos, Cecelia Winter *Time – 9:40 – 11:00
  • International internship experience (Patient Satisfaction Survey in Abu Dhabi -(Oral Presentation) by Marah Omar *Time – 12:40 – 1:00 pm

There are over 230 posters scheduled to be there from every major on campus in addition to the oral presentations. If you think there isn’t something for you, you’re wrong. Here are some examples of posters:

  • The Past, Brexit, the Future: Insights for firms and investors by Moyinoluwa Abiola
  • Response to the Cry of a Baby: Physiological responses and self-reported behavior by Molly Kraemer and Megan Weiler
  • An Investigation of the Bio-chemical Constituents and Potential Allelopathic and Insecticidal Efficacy of Wormwood in Aquaponics by Isaac Heiser
  • Whitewashing Screenplays by Regan Meyer and Nathan Arel and William Austin and Duncan Monroe
  • Geographical Location and the Development of LGBT Youth.
  • STEAM Ahead: Arts Integration for Tomorrow’s World Changers by Julianne Feir

The SAC will be held in the CMU starting at 9:40am today and goes until roughly 3.

Complete list of all the presenters along with times and places: Schedule

 

Advising has started!!! Registration Windows start opening on March 27th for Fall 2017!!!

Have you registered for Fall and Summer classes yet? The available seats will be filling up fast! Get registered early to avoid having to stay an extra semester just because you held off registering for a week. Go to the link here and get started!

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. Make sure you’re on track to have all your LASC (pronounced la-sk). Don’t push them all until the end, or you could be in trouble.

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”.

When thinking about registering, do you want to take Summer courses? They are a great way to get ahead or catch up in a short amount of time, but register early. They are only offered based on interest. So just because you held off on signing up by a week or two, that class could be dropped and you’ll have to take it in the Fall or Spring.

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 nursing@mnstate.edu.

To begin searching for courses visit this link: https://webproc.mnscu.edu/registration/search/basic.html?campusid=072&_ga=1.105872963.177862644.1355849320

To review general program requirements visit this link: https://www.mnstate.edu/academics/collegesdepartments.aspx

Meet the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership’s New Faculty

BENHA Accreditation

Accreditation through the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators is a goal many individuals strive for. “The mission of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators is to promote the public’s interest in quality care and effective services for residents of nursing facilities by ensuring that licensed administrators are qualified to perform their administrative duties.” The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at MSUM is proud to be accredited through BENHA. Jitendra Singh, a faculty member in the Health Services Administration major answers a few questions about the accreditation and what it means in the video below.


Sources: https://www.mnstate.edu/snhl/careersinhealthcareadministration.aspx  http://mn.gov/boards/nursing-home/

RN to BSN Application Deadline has been Extended!

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MSUM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership has extended it’s application deadline for Spring 2017 admission!! The new due date is November 1st. This means there is plenty of time to start the application or finish one up.

This program is completely online and most students finish in 2 years! If you already have or are currently working on getting your RN license you are eligible. For general program information click here or contact the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at 218-477-2693. If you are ready to get started the first step is to apply to Minnesota State University Moorhead. To do that click here and you will be taken to the MSUM Admissions Office page. Next, apply to the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership RN to BSN Program. The application can be found here. General program information, a sample advising record, and links to information about financial aid and scholarships can be found by visiting  MSUM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership website.

Apply today for a Spring 2017 start in MSUM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership RN to BSN Program. The application deadline has been extended to November 1st!

MSUM Homecoming 2016!

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October 2nd through the 9th is MSUM Homecoming! The fun kicked off early in the week and does not stop!

Monday was the community block party, Homecoming Pep Rally, and the announcement of this year’s Homecoming Court!

Tuesday turned it up with Dancing Dragons and Battleship H2O in Nemzek!

Wednesday kept it cool with Torch’s Ice Cream Palooza, a thank you party for Dr. Andrew Conteh, and Heir Apparent in the Weld Auditorium in the evening.

Thursday was the Dean’s Chili Feed showdown and Distinguished Alumni Celebration. In the evening everyone was mesmerized by Hypnotist Frederick Winters.

Today kicked of early with the Fun Run and a French Toast Feed to follow. Dragon Athletics will host the Hall of Fame Dinner in the evening. Dragon Volleyball will host Bemidji State at 7:00pm. The theme of this game is Fitness and Sustainability Night with the help of campus Wellness Educators. Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen will happen after as will the Roller Rave in Nemzek!

Saturday is a big day for MSUM and Dragon Athletics! The Parade starts at 2:00 following a route around campus. The Dragon Zone Tailgate begins at 2:30 with inflatable games, food, a photo booth, and bag toss! Dragon Volleyball kicks off the first round of the #FiredUp Fan Zone App Residence Hall Battle at 3:00. The Dragon Swim Alumni Meet starts at 4:00 and kick-off for the Homecoming Dragons Football game will be at 6:00. The Res Hall Battle lasts through all three as does the Homecoming spirit and Dragon Pride! Fireworks follow the football game and a S’more roast is open to all post fireworks.

Soccer Sunday for Homecoming! Dragon Soccer takes on the Bemidji State Beavers at 1:00! A bean bag toss tourney will take place before hand, starting at 11:00.

Be sure to check out some of the awesome events and excitement going on for Homecoming 2016! Its time to #AwakeTheDragon!

Sources:https://www.mnstate.edu/homecoming/events.aspx