MSUM Announces Partnership with Essentia Health-Fargo to Create Essentia Health Center for Nursing

MSU Moorhead and Essentia Health-Fargo have announced an exciting partnership to prepare the next generation of nurses. The partnership creates the Essentia Health Center for Nursing on the MSUM campus.

The first cohort of MSUM’s new MANE Bachelor of Science in Nursing program launched last fall. Thirty-two students were admitted to the program and will graduate after the summer 2022 semester.

“Essentia is proud to partner with MSUM in creating the Essentia Health Center for Nursing because it aligns with our mission to make a healthy difference in people’s lives,” shares Nicole Christensen, Essentia Health chief nursing officer. “Ultimately, this partnership will lead to high-quality nurses being available to care for our community when they need it.”

The addition of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing builds upon the university’s rich history of delivering innovative and quality nursing education for the region. 

“For more than 40 years, we’ve graduated outstanding alumni through our RN to BSN program and the Master of Science with Major in Nursing. We’re providing educational opportunities for current and future nurses wherever they’re at in their careers,” said MSUM President Anne Blackhurst.

The MANE BS in Nursing is for students not already licensed as registered nurses (RN).

Watch the video of MSUM’s nursing partnership announcement with Essentia Health-Fargo.

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