More than 4,000 people have already been screened.
More than 4,000 people have already been screened.
Clinic will provide expanded health care access for low-income, uninsured patients who are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.
The College of Health and Human Services at Missouri State University will host the Interprofessionalism in Health Services Forum from 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom.
(as originally posted by Jessica Clements)
Welcome Weekend 2014 introduces new Bears to campus life and welcomes returning students back to campus. Highlights of the weekend include Friday night’s Playfair, Saturday night’s Bear Bash and Sunday’s afternoon lineup of New Student Convocation, Bear Path and New Student Festival.
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Several Missouri State programs are involved in teaching the kids about different medical fields.
Grossman, a senior from Raymore, received the third and final American Harlequin/Missouri State University Scholarship in Support of Dance Science in honor of her passion for science and dance.
The 2015 Generic BSN Application is now available on the Nursing Department website: http://www.missouristate.edu/nursing/undergraduate/default.htm
There are a few changes to note with the new application:
In addition to the above changes, please note the following changes that will affect 2015 Applicants:
If you have any questions regarding the above material, please contact:
Academic Advisor- Marketing, Recruitment and Retention Specialist
This month we focus our blog the Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner (DNP) program. We have offered an NP program at Missouri State for over eighteen years and have recently transitioned the previous Masters level program into the Doctorate level program it is today.
The program is overseen by Program Director, Dr. Susan Berg, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC who recently sat down to discuss the 100% AANP exam pass rate on first attempt for the 2013 academic year. The AANP exam is a required national certification to become a Nurse Practitioner “This isn’t the first year for the FNP program to receive high scores” she states. “Our program has been in existence for eighteen years, with sixteen years’ worth of pass rates. Fifteen of those years have received a 100% first attempt pass score.” Those scores reflect the reason why our DNP program is such the success it is today. We have consistently scored higher than the national average in every category on the test.
Dr. Berg has been with the department for seven years. Are you curious to know what a “Day in the Life” is like for this DNP Program Director? Read on to see excerpts from a candid interview…
What is your typical day like?
“A typical day for me consists of replying to prospective and current graduate students e-mails, planning admissions, orientations, marketing, recruiting, graduation, preceptor events, planning and attending committee meetings. Creating/revising courses and lectures. I spend time keeping up with NP alumni by phone, e-mail, text. It is not unusual for an alumni to call to ask me a clinical or networking question. Much of my time is spent ensuring ways to make our students successful, making sure we are teaching with the current evidence-based materials and information, and giving them the best clinical education possible. I also help to manage MSU care, our NP run clinic at the Kitchen Medical Clinic.”
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
“I was in the Naval Reserve for eleven years as a NP. Growing up in the DFW area, I am an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Football season is my favorite time of year. I have been to most Indian reservations and national parks in the West. I wasn’t accepted into the Mizzou nursing program the first time I applied. I was on a waiting list and did end up making it in. I was a waitress at a restaurant in Branson when I had my first child at age 20. I became aware that I had to make the changes in my life to keep my goals in line with being a nurse and having a career that I could rely on myself. I am most proud of my BSN degree because I was not confident that I could do it being a single mom.”
What did you want to be when you grew up?
“As far as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher or a nurse. With this job I do both and absolutely love it. It is my dream job.”
When or how did you select your current academic field/specialty?
“I started nursing school at the University of Texas Pan American-on the Mexico border and finished my BSN at the University of Missouri. I started my RN career in cardiology and my goal was to be a flight nurse. I soon learned my motion sickness prevented this as an option so after three years as a RN I went to NP school here at (then) SMSU. I job shadowed CRNA and NP’s and decided the NP track was the right fit for me. I got into academics after doing some guest lecturing and found that I really enjoy the research and the preparation to present the best information to the students.”
If you could go back and give advice to your college self, what would you say?
“You are doing a good job, keep up the hard work, it will be worth it. I have always prided myself on the 4.0 mentality. I wish I could go back and tell myself that it is ok to focus on the A but more important to focus on the understanding of the material, not just what the teacher wants for the A. I set aside blocks of time similar to a full-time job for studying when I was going through my BSN and that really paid off for me.”
Give one great book recommendation.
“The Hot Zone by Richard Preston about Ebola virus is very interesting and peaked my interest in communicable disease.”
To someone in a non-academic field, how do you describe your research/job?
“It is basically looking at the science and research that has already been proven to be effective and determining if that research can be applied in a clinical setting in our area. I advise students on this type of research which is called translational research. Applying what is known to work into the clinical setting and evaluating that it made a difference. My particular interests are vestibular (inner ear) disorders and issues pertaining to cultural competence in healthcare.”
What are you currently interested in that’s not related to your field?
“I love all things forensics. I read only non-fiction books for pleasure and most of them have a forensic theme. I watch mysteries, 48 hours, dateline investigates, etc. I love to travel. I have been to most of the states in the continental US. I also spend most of my free time right now traveling the country to support my two children that are in college wrestling and competitive cheerleading.”
To find out more about the DNP program and its requirements, visit the website at http://www.missouristate.edu/nursing/doctor/default.htm.
Whether you want to develop your professional skills or become more involved in your major, the Nursing Department supports a variety of opportunities.
Network with your peers and build relationships within the department by joining one of our student organizations:
With the New Year around the corner, now is a great time to boast of accomplishments attained during the 2013 calendar year in the Department of Nursing. Our student achievements are what we are most proud of- in total we had 90 graduates from all programs this year. To break them out individually it looks like this:
Generic BSN- 50 graduates (out of a 50 seat program for this specific year)
BSN Completion- 3 graduates
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)- 14 graduates
FNP-Post Masters- 1 graduate
BSN Completion- 17 graduates
MSN-FNP- 1 graduate
MSN-Nurse Educator (NE)- 1 graduate
NE-Post Masters- 2 graduates
We are proud of all graduates and wish them well in their future careers. We would love to see photos from your day! To share memories (of all past and present graduates) go to #BearGrads.
Also in 2013, our NCLEX-RN exam pass rate for 2013 on first attempt was 90%. That is well above the local, state and national averages and attests to the quality curriculum and knowledge base of nursing faculty. Speaking of BSN students, the Department of Nursing provides scholarships for students to receive financial assistance to support their studies at MSU. This year, 29 BSN students received department scholarships at the annual donor reception. To those students, these scholarships will help them achieve dreams and goals to make them better individuals in their community and medical field.
Our department as a whole has had several accomplishments as well. To date, we have received the following grants to allow numerous opportunities afforded to current and future students:
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) granted $50,000
$152,746 was received from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)- Health Resources and Services Administration for the advanced education nursing traineeship program
2014 brings many opportunities in our department. We look forward to working with current and future students and seeing what opportunities will be available in the coming year. Stay tuned to our blog for updates and notices of achievements! We look forward to serving you in 2014!