Category Archives: Graduate Nurisng

Hear what SNHL’s Students have to Say!

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Are you interested in the areas of nursing or healthcare? MSUM’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership may have a program for you! Here is a list of SNHL’s programs:

  • 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)

It can be difficult finding a program and school that fits you. Fortunately, the SNHL faculty members here at MSUM strive to fulfill the goals of their students. There are several opportunities offered to enhance students’ learning experiences. Some of those opportunities include scholarships, study abroad, and academic conferences! The SNHL is a great fit for many! Here is what one of our own students has to say about her experience at SNHL:

“When I started at the MSUM I did not know about the HSAD program and I was a chemistry major. After the first semester I notice that there is something related to healthcare and I met with one of the professors, I was very interested in the HSAD and its classes because this was the thing that I want to do in the future. Being in the HSAD program needs passion in order to add to the healthcare field and find new ideas to improve it. The HSAD classes helped me a lot in knowing more about the healthcare and what are the things we should be aware of, because this is a place where you help others and provide care for them. I’m very happy that I graduated from this program and now doing my Master’s in health administration too!” – Marah Omar

Check out the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership’s programs today and learn about the many opportunities we offer!

 

Congratulations To Our New Alumni!!!

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Now is the time of the year when some students have crammed for their last final, written their last paper and have finished any practicums or experiences. Tomorrow, May 12th, join us in welcoming new additions to our alum. Commencement will begin at 10 am tomorrow in Nemzek Hall. If you cannot join us in person, there is a link below for a live feed.

Live Stream

Below is a schedule for the entire day.

10:00 am Ceremony – Student Lineup begins at 9:00 am
College of Education and Human Services
College of Science, Health and the Environment
Graduate Studies

2:00 pm Ceremony – Student Lineup begins at 1:00 pm
College of Arts, Media and Communication
College of Business and Innovation
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate Studies

School’s Out! Summer Office Hours and Information.

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Minnesota State University Moorhead is just letting out for the summer and summer classes will be starting soon.

With our workers going home for the summer, we have some altered hours over the summer. The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership will have the following office hours for the Summer Semester:

M T W Th: 10 to 2

F: Closed

We will be closed on the weekends and holidays.

Contact Information:

School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Office:

Phone: 218-477-2693

Email: nursing@mnstate.edu or snhlsa@mnstate.edu

College of Science, Health and Environment:

Phone: 218-477-5892

Almost Free…Study Day is May 3rd 2017

never-study-hard-the-art-of-studying-smartToday is a day to both relax and panic. Today is MSUM’s study day. There are no classes held today and professors will be in their offices all day to offer help. The next 7 days are filled with finals that you may or may not be prepared for.

Every year the students can be sorted into two groups: Newbies and Old-timers. The newbies walk into their class at the normal time. They look around at all the empty seats. They have a nervous breakdown. They forgot that finals are not held at the same time as class normally is. Sometimes they get lucky and haven’t missed any finals, sometimes their luck stinks.

The Old-timers check when their finals are here. They get to their classrooms 10 to 15 minutes early. They still have a nervous breakdown, but at least they’re in the right place at the right time.

For example, someone may have General Chemistry II this semester every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am. For some reason, their final is being held on Tuesday at 9.

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership hopes you all study hard and long today so that you may pass your classes and finals with flying colors! Good luck to all!

Update: Conference Review by Tracy Wright

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The Health Educator’s Conference was held in Minneapolis, MN on April 6, 2017.  This is an annual conference with health educators from throughout the state invited. MSUM had a vendor booth at the conference. I was fortunate to connect with many past and present MSUM students! We had many students that were interested in our program asking us questions that we were glad to answer.               

There were several attendees interested in pursuing MSUM Graduate Programs in Nursing and/or MHA.  Also present were faculty from community and technical colleges around the state. Information regarding MSUM’s RN-to-BSN program was provided to these faculty to disseminate on to their own Associate Degree Nursing graduates who may desire to continue their nursing education.

Below are a few of the great sessions at the conference:

  • -Deck, M. (2017.04.06). Creative ways to teach diverse learners: It’s all about engagement.  Health Educator                                 Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • -Beasley, L. (2017.04.06). Lateral violence, breaking the silence. Health Educator Conference.Minneapolis, MN.
  • -Elliot, A. (2017.04.06). Professional values competency evaluation. Health Educator Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • -Bristol, T. (2017.04.06). Item analysis made easy: Or at least tolerable. Health Educator Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • -Deck, M. (2017.04.06). Be wise to what’s up & coming. Health Educator Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

 

-Tracy Wright

 

 

Get Ahead of the Program! SNHL Summer Courses 2017

A smart thing to do instead of cramming all of your courses into one semester is to spread them out. Instead of focusing on two or three difficult classes simultaneously, you can devote more energy to each if you take one in the summer to lighten your load. The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership understands this and decided to help you out. During this upcoming summer of 2017 they are offering 3 courses that are required to graduate:

  • NURS 342 Nursing Care of Diverse Populations (2 credits)
  • NURS 472 Nursing Leadership and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • NURS 473L Professional Pathways (3 credit lab)

These are all classes that are recommended to be taken in your 3rd or 4th semester of our RN-to-BSN Program. All of the class ID’s have a link attached to their information page if want to look into them more. It’s also recommended that you finish any LASC goals so you don’t keep pushing them off. Here are some classes that are some double whammies and fill two goals:

  • ENGL 317 Personal Lives, National Affairs (LASC 6 and 8) (3 credits)
  • ENGL 407 Big City, Big Impact (LASC 6 and 10) (3 credits)
  • PHIL 302 Buddhist Philosophy (LASC 6 and 8) (3 credits)
  • PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine (LASC 6 and 9) (3 credits)
  • PHIL 312 Business Ethics (LASC 6 and 9) (3 credits)
  • PHIL 318 Professional Ethics (LASC 6 and 9) (3 credits)
  • HIST 379 Environmental History (LASC 5 and 10) (3 credits)
  • WS 420 Feminism in Global Perspective (LASC 5 and 8) (3 credits)

One thing students may tend to forget or over look while registering for summer courses is that they are taught at an accelerated pace. During the fall or spring they would take about 18 weeks to cover all the material. During the Summer semester they only take between 3 and 10, so don’t over do it! Imagine that the amount it says you are taking is doubled or multiplied by 2.5. That’s how much work you will need to put in every day to get through them.

Paying for summer courses can be a bit difficult since most people don’t make it into the banded tuition range to help lower the cost per credit. Here is the Summer Semester Financial Aid Request Form. The sooner you fill this out and turn it in, the better your chances are of getting some aid. It won’t cover it all, but it every dollar counts.

 

Look up more courses

Requirements for RN-to-BSN Program

Financial Aid Office

 

New Student Checklist Walk Through/Explanation

Congratulations on your admittance to MSUM! There is lots to do during and before your first day of class.  There is a well made web page here that has all of these steps nicely laid out in the order that you should do them. (I’ve embedded links to several websites and pages that are useful. Save this page so you can remember what to check and where.)

The first thing you need to do is get yourself a StarID. Make sure you remember what it and your password are. You will need this often on campus and on several websites. There are several ways to activate your ID, but the most common way is to enter your tech ID. When you were admitted to MSUM they gave you a 8 digit code, your tech ID. Look back through any paperwork or emails we have sent you to find this number.

The second thing you need to do is complete a FAFSA. You should have done this already if you wanted money in the forms of scholarships, grants or loans. Based on need and availability, the school will give you some help.

The third step can wait for a while. You just need to sign up for a new student orientation date. At the orientation they will talk about campus life and getting involved. They will also help you register for first semester classes. Before you come to orientation, go to eservices. Click on grades and then Interactive Degree Audit Report (DARs).  This shows you if you are on track to graduate or not. It breaks down your degree and shows you what classes you still need to take.  Look through the prerequisites for the classes in your major. They may require you to take all of them in a certain order or to take one or two before the rest open up.

You also need to make a financial commitment 15 days before the start of the semester. This is just to make sure that you are serious about coming. If you fail to set up a way of paying by that deadline, you will be dropped. No housing, no classes, nothing. Do it as soon as possible.

Something that you are likely to forget is PETSA training. This is a short course on sexual violence you have to take at the beginning of the year. You cannot take it before the start of the school year, so don’t forget before then.It can be found in D2L Brightspace under course (more on D2L later) .

This part is important. Some students don’t realize they got a new school email and miss homework assignments, labs or lectures. I didn’t know about it, so I didn’t know that my first two weeks of a class had been canceled, causing a lot of unnecessary stress. Check your Dragon Email often, about twice a day if your a good student. Teachers can keep you in the loop this way.

If you are a veteran or a family member is, you need to contact the Veteran’s resource center. There are several benefits that you may be eligible for.

This next step is optional and new. If you want to be called a different name, you can have your name changed in the school’s system and on your ID. This may be because a student has a nickname or alternate name they prefer. This helps the student get called that name consistently and to make the campus a more inclusive space.

This next part bites. You need to find and buy your textbooks. At this website click the buy that is highlighted in red. If you got there early enough, there is an option for pick-up ordering. Do that. It’s so much easier. If you didn’t make there in time, find the red link underneath the large red text that says you missed the pick-up option. Open up a second window at this point and go to eservices again. Click courses and registration and then the tab review my schedule.  Now in the bookstore tab you can look up the text books you need using the information from the eservices page (subject, #, and instructor). Write down all of the books you need. IF you didn’t select pick-up, you’ll need to do it yourself. The textbook store is located beneath the bookstore in MacLean Hall. If you’re lucky the prices will be low. If you’re not, you’ll get hit by two or three $300 textbooks for one semester.

One last thing the school is going to spring on you is that you need to submit your immunization records. It used to be on the checklist, but they removed it for now. Go here to fill it out. If that link doesn’t work, click here and then the link online immunization forms.