The move to Allied Health and Nursing means an increase in real-world experiences for social work students and a boost in collaboration opportunities for all.
Knowing frontline workers can’t take care of others if they aren’t taking care of themselves, Jenna Londgren, a professor of alcohol and drug studies, is sharing self-care strategies and resources with current and future health care leaders.
Here’s a look back at the most popular posts shared on the College of Allied Health and Nursing’s Facebook page from 2020.
Athletic training, health, and physical education faculty recognized
Ordinarily in Minnesota, internships at hospitals and clinics take place during the summer. But in a year far from ordinary, hospitals across the country are struggling to keep up as more patients come in.
Congrats to these Master of Social Work students who had letters to editor printed!
Thanks to donors, nursing students received PPE, allowing them to continue working in clinical settings and giving them the real-world experience needed to pursue their nursing career.
Free dental care on Nov. 10 and 12
Thanks to our generous donors, 88 students in the College of Allied Health and Nursing received over $167,400 to support their big ideas.
Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Hygiene Program provided free dental care to area children during the annual Kid's Day event.
Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Dietetics and Nursing students featured in TODAY Magazine
Dr. Adwan thought he was meeting with a colleague and was anticipating a socially distanced conversation about curriculum changes. Instead, the meeting was an awards presentation on his porch.
The grant will provide training for graduate students and two speech-language pathologists who will learn the latest approaches for helping people with Parkinson’s to improve their speech and voice.
Since mid-March, when COVID-19 upended health-care protocols, registered nurse and Minnesota State Mankato student Cy Schweiss has shifted to incorporating outside-the-box care for her patients and their family members.
Health experts say there’s no time like the present to quit vaping or using other tobacco products.
“One of the themes for later in the summer was going to be around the Olympics,” Carlson said. “I even had a Minnesota State University, Mankato alumni rugby player lined up to work with the kids. But none of that is happening now.”
With degrees focused on promoting health, preventing disease and improving the quality of life through education, Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Health Science graduates are finding their roles changing because of COVID-19.
As a first-year graduate student, COVID-19 has had a great impact on my education and life.
The pilot, taking place at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, gives families the option of receiving an oral health screening and treatment from Minnesota State Mankato’s dental hygiene students as part of the visit.
The Dr. Viola Holbrook Exercise Physiology Center allows for innovative research to be conducted by graduate students and faculty, as well as serving as a teaching laboratory for undergraduate students learning core exercise testing and prescription concepts and skills.
“I’ve always wanted to be a nurse,” White said. “When I was little, I was in and out of clinics and always had a lot of influential nurses in my life. I knew I wanted to give back.”
"I want to assist Family Consumer Science (FCS) students through my financial contributions for scholarships. I especially want to help future FCS educators so that they will have the expertise to teach the diversity of students they will find in and out of the classroom."
These labs give students access to educational and real-world experiences that better prepare them for a wide range of careers.
That night, through a flurry of emails, two staff and one mom tried to piece together where the regalia was and if it had even been shipped.
"When I first walked into the Experiential Education Graduate program, I was not sure of what I wanted to do, nor where I wanted to go. However, through time and effort I was able to craft classes that resonated the most with me, diving deep into the realms of my curiosities."
When Ciana Ni Churraoin was completing her undergraduate degree in her native Ireland, she had no plans to travel to the United States to continue her studies. But then Minnesota State University, Mankato professor Michael Wells reached out to her with some important information.
The Health Care Career Exploration Program provided high school students real-world experiences through clinic rotations, shadowing, observations and networking in a variety of settings.
Social Work students get questions about about social welfare policy from State Senator.
Funds from Delta Dental to support clinic and purchase state-of-the art dental hygiene equipment.