School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Learning Opportunities

  • In Minnesota State University Moorhead's School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, you will explore the learning opportunities that spark your interests, strengths and passions. You will receive the most current and essential curricula for baccalaureate-level nursing education and practice, with a focus on emerging healthcare issues/trends, evidence-based practice, population-focused practice, leadership, and systems-thinking for impacting quality and safety outcomes in healthcare.

  • With the help of faculty members, you can complete applied research projects during your internship. These projects are designed to advance your knowledge in the field of healthcare administration and give you an opportunity to present your student research project at MSUM’s Student Academic Conference and other venues.

    MSUM strives to give you important, real-world application of critical concepts in your baccalaureate education. Four clinical experiences will be completed in your home area, in collaboration with your faculty mentor and within the scope of RN practice. They include:

    • Family Health – working with a local family to promote overall health
    • Gerontological Nursing – working with a community elder to promote overall health
    • Public Health – reviewing the breadth of services and developing a health promotion action with a group
    • Professional Pathways – developing a nursing quality improvement project

    Your required internship provides practical experience based upon the theoretical foundations learned in the classroom. You will develop your management skills under the guidance of an experienced healthcare executive. The hands-on immersion in the field reinforces a commitment to the profession and helps to narrow your career path.

    The Nursing faculty and student are embarking on an international study experience to London in May 2017. Additional opportunities are being explored for the future.

    MSUM is active in Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing. The organization supports nurses throughout their careers with continuing education, nursing publications, nursing research and scholarship opportunities. If you meet the high criteria for membership, you will be invited to join after completing at least half of the coursework.

    Membership supports your professional development:

    • Promoting scholarship
    • Mentoring leadership
    • Encouraging creativity
    • Demonstrating commitment to nursing
    • Providing access to resources
    • Creating opportunities to interact with other colleagues

    MSUM is a part of the Xi Kappa - Chapter at Large of Sigma Theta Tau International (MSUM, Concordia College, Jamestown College, North Dakota State University).

    For more information, please contact Tracy Wright, PhD, RN-BC, CNE.

    A study abroad experience will encourage your personal and professional growth while developing cultural sensitivity required to provide highly efficient patient centered care. In a study tour group you’ll get a unique opportunity to learn about healthcare delivery in international healthcare settings. These faculty-led experiences integrate a global perspective of educational preparation, healthcare delivery and healthcare policy in an international environment.

    MSUM and the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership encourage opportunities and support travel to health administration conferences and events. As a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), you’ll enjoy networking opportunities and a wide range of services to help launch your career in healthcare services administration.