School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

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

Faculty: Diane Erickson, Erica Evans, Jill Holmstrom, Nancy Moore, Amber Reed, Stacey Roche, Carol Roth, Brandi Sillerud, Jitendra Singh, Jim Sterling, Nancy Stock, Alicia Swanson, Heather Winkler, 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, the Bachelor or Science in Health Services Administration (HSAD, major or minor; also long term care emphasis option), and the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies (LIAS). The SNHL also offers a Master of Science in Nursing (with two emphases), three certificates, and Master of 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 RN-to-BSN completion program (RN-BSN) is a pathway for career advancement for RNs who have already completed an associate degree in nursing. The coursework is totally online with applied and experiential 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 students 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 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN) 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 Bachelor of Science in 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 Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Innovation in Aging Studies (LIAS) is a field of study that integrates several disciplinary perspectives on human aging, and includes social work, nursing, healthcare leadership, long-term care administration, psychology, innovations in aging, and biology. This degree prepares students for careers in healthcare, human services, senior support services/elder care facilities, research, and government organizations. Nurses, social workers, counselors, healthcare leaders, psychologists, business majors, life enrichment managers, and other healthcare professionals will also benefit from the degree in LIAS. The major explores the aging process of individuals and societies and encompasses the study of physical, mental, and social changes; the investigation of societal changes resulting from an aging population; and the application of this knowledge to policy and program development. In addition, student will learn to advance as communicators, innovative problem solvers, culturally sensitive and responsive leaders as they prepare to work in senior support services.

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.