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School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Lommen Hall 213, (218) 477-2693
Co-Chairs: Jitendra Singh & Carol Roth

Faculty: Diane Erickson, Erica Evans, Jill Holmstrom, Barbara Matthees, Nancy Moore, Amber Reed, Carol Roth, Stacey Sayler, Brandi Sillerud, Jitendra Singh, Keely Steele, Jim Sterling, 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 three undergraduate/baccalaureate majors: the RN-to-BSN completion program (RN-BSN), the 4-year BSN program, 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), three certificates, and healthcare administration (MHA) (see graduate bulletin). In addition, the SNHL offers online certificates in long term care administration and healthcare leadership, quality & patient safety.

MSUM's online baccalaureate degree in nursing is a pathway for career advancement of RNs who have already completed an associate's degree in nursing. The coursework is totally online with applied and experimental learning opportunities arranged in the student's geographical area (for out-of-MN students, enrollment may depend on the state board of education approvals). The program plan and online option offers student the opportunity to study at their own unique and flexible pace. The RN-BSN curriculum is informed by professional standards and with input from employers, industry and nursing experts. The program has decades of strong history and is taught by faculty who know the students and appreciate the RN base from where students begin.

The Bachelor of Nursing program at MSUM is intended for individuals wishing to attain a bachelor of nursing degree who are not currently registered nurses. This program is a member of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE).

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 Health Services Administration program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Support and North Dakota Long-Term Care Association (NDLTCA). The HSAD program holds membership in the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The RN to BSN baccalaureate program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for full online delivery. The Master in Health Administration is fully accredited by the HLC and regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The MHA program has been approved into candidacy status with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

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, BSN and Health Services Administration baccalaureate programs.