Category Archives: summer

Congratulations To Our New Alumni!!!


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.


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: or

College of Science, Health and Environment:

Phone: 218-477-5892

World Health Day April 7th 2017

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Every year on April 7th we celebrate World Health Day to remember the day that the World Health Organization was formed. (W.H.O.) Every year this day has a theme, and this year it’s Depression. Their slogan “Depression: Let’s Talk”  is trying to get people to open up about their disorder and get the help they may need. They have several goals about what they want to see happen:

  • the general public is better informed about depression, its causes and possible consequences, including suicide, and what help is or can be available for prevention and treatment
  • people with depression seek help
  • family, friends and colleagues of people living with depression are able to provide support

WHO defines a case of depression when a person has gone at least 2 weeks with persistent sadness and they don’t enjoy doing any of their normal activities, which prevents them from carrying out every day activities. There are a few more symptoms that people who are afflicted by depression may have:

  • a loss of energy
  • a change in appetite
  • sleeping more or less
  • anxiety
  • reduced concentration
  • indecisiveness
  • restlessness
  • feelings of worthlessness, guilt or hopelessness
  • thoughts of self-harm or suicide

The number of people that have being diagnosed every year with depression has seen an 18% increase in the last decade. The low estimates have depression affecting 322 million people worldwide, about 4.4% of the population.

Depression can be effectively prevented and treated. Treatment usually involves either a talking therapy or antidepressant medication or a combination of these. Overcoming the stigma often associated with depression will lead to more people getting help.

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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