School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Learning Opportunities

In Minnesota State University Moorhead's School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, you will explore learning opportunities that spark your interests, strengths and passions. You will receive the most current and essential curricula regarding emerging healthcare issues/trends, evidence-based practice, population-focused practice, leadership, and systems-thinking for impacting quality and safety outcomes in healthcare. MSUM programs focus on individual professions, including RN to BSN nursing, graduate nursing, and healthcare administration at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

MSUM strives to give you important, real-world application of critical concepts in your baccalaureate nursing education. You'll complete applied and experiential learning experiences online and in your geographical area. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, you are eligible for the Minnesota Board of Nursing Public Health Nursing certification.

With the help of Health Services Administration 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 and other venues.

Your required health services administration 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.

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.

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 elevate 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. Faculty and students embark on international study experiences regularly, with additional opportunities continually being explored. Please contact the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership for more information about the Dominican Republic and Ireland study abroad opportunities.