College of Allied Health and Nursing News

2020-2021 College of Allied Health and Nursing Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to our generous donors, 88 students in the College of Allied Health and Nursing received over $167,400 to support their big ideas.

Kid's Day at the Public Dental Clinic

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Hygiene Program provided free dental care to area children during the annual Kid's Day event.

Mavericks on the Frontlines

Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Dietetics and Nursing students featured in TODAY Magazine

Dr. Jehad Adwan named Nurse Educator of the Year

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.

Parkinson’s Project grant received to train students and help patients find their voice

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.

Making final arrangements

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.

Quitting time

Health experts say there’s no time like the present to quit vaping or using other tobacco products.

Recreation through a computer screen?

“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.”

Community health education alum share how COVID-19 has changed their work

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.

Providing care to others — even in scary times — is essential

As a first-year graduate student, COVID-19 has had a great impact on my education and life.

Big Idea: Integrating oral health care with overall health

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.

Exercise science lab improves research and honors an advocate for women athletes

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.

Lifelong dream realized: Brittany White's path to becoming a nurse

“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.” 

A reason to give: Grace Keir

"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."

Renovated food lab gives dietetic and nutrition students a taste of their future

These labs give students access to educational and real-world experiences that better prepare them for a wide range of careers.

The Elusive Regalia

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.

Graduate Commencement Speech 2020

"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."

Education and athletics go hand in hand for world-ranked handball player

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.

Opening eyes—and ears—to health-care careers

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.

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