School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Lommen Hall 213, (218) 477-2693
Barbara Matthees
Faculty: Barbara Matthees, Carol Roth, Rebecca Rudel, Brandi Sillerud, Jitendra Singh, Nancy Stock, Alicia Swanson, Tracy Wright

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership prepares undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and/or healthcare administration for life-long learning, caring service, leadership, and global citizenship. With an interdisciplinary approach in programming, students tackle real-world issues from a variety of viewpoints. Faculty members provide dynamic and comprehensive curricula that focus on current issues in the expanding areas of healthcare. Students in each major develop the skills and abilities essential to support careers as leaders in healthcare.

To accomplish this. the SNHL offers two undergraduate/baccalaureate majors: the RN-to-BSN completion program (RN-BSN) and Health Services Administration (HSAD, major or minor; also long term care emphasis option). The SNHL also offers master's degrees in nursing (with two emphases) and healthcare administration (MHA) (see graduate bulletin).

The RN to BSN program provides baccalaureate nursing education that prepares professional nurses for life-long learning, caring service, and global citizenship. The program provides the BSN pathway for career advancement of RNs who have already completed an Associate's degree in nursing. The coursework is totally online with clinical/practicum experiences in the student's geographic area if possible. Students enroll in one to three courses per semester, as it fits with their life situation.

The Health Services Administration program develops future leaders of healthcare in all realms to transform healthcare across the life and care delivery spectrum to best serve the needs of a changing world. Students complete the liberal studies requirements and courses specific to business and healthcare topics. The final internship provides students with a solid experience immediately prior to graduation.

The long term care emphasis within Health Services Administration is approved by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA). The RN to BSN baccalaureate program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for full online delivery.

The baccalaureate degree in Nursing and Master's Nursing program at MSUM are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036.

More information on all programs can be found at: SNHL website or by contacting the SNHL office @ 218-477-2693.

Please see left menu navigation for information on the RN-BSN and Health Services Administration baccalaureate programs.