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  • Dr. Ruth Staus, Associate Professor, Nursing, received the Excellence in Teaching Award, Metropolitan State’s top honor for instructors.
  • Dr. Laurie Schaumberg, 2011 DNP Graduate, and Dr. Suzanne Narayan, PhD, RN, Professor Emerita Win Publication Award
    • The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (JPN) recently announced the following published article as the 2013 JPN Article of the Year. Schaumberg, L., Narayan, S., & Wright, T. (2013). Advanced Practice Nurse Psychiatric Bridging Intervention to Increase Attendance at Initial Psychiatric Evaluations. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 51(5), 36-43. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20130320-01.
    • Aileen Wiegand, JPN Executive Editor stated: “We initiated the JPN award for the best-written article of the year, which is chosen by a select editorial committee” (personal communication September 3, 2013). Dr. Schaumberg will receive the award on behalf of all authors in San Antonio at the October 2013 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference.
      Dr. Schaumberg, APNP, DNP, is a 2011 Metropolitan State University graduate of the MnSCU Doctor of Nursing Practice Collaborative Program.
      Dr. Suzanne Narayan, PhD, RN, is Professor Emerita at Metropolitan State University, School of Nursing, St. Paul, Minnesota.
      Dr. Tracy Wright, RN-BC, PhD, CNE, is a Professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Moorhead, Minnesota. 
  • MANE BSN Program
    The MANE BSN program was recently featured in the October 7, 2013 edition of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) online news update. The report describes how nursing education reforms are taking place across the county, in part due to RWJF funding, following a landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report called The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which was published in 2010.
    The RWJF news update states, “In Minnesota, nurse educators have launched a massive new education program, the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) to increase student access to a baccalaureate program and attainment of a bachelor’s degree in the science of nursing (BSN). Under the program, 650 nursing students a year will be dually admitted in a baccalaureate-degree nursing program via partnerships between Metropolitan State University and seven community colleges” (para. 14). 
    The SON will be taking application in spring 2014.

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