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March 27: Free webinar for nurses and caregivers for people with Parkinson’s

Joyce Bredesen, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Metropolitan State University, will lead a webinar on “Improving Caregiver Strain through Science and Model Interventions.”

Hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation, this webinar offers the audience an opportunity to learn more about Parkinson’s disease symptoms, progression, treatments and management during our free, live slideshow presentation. Participants will learn about ways to improve and ease caregiver strain by assessing and identifying potential interventions to assist caregivers in talking about the difficult issues they face.

Caring for a person with Parkinson’s can result in decreased mental and physical health. Over the years, research has shown that the gradual loss of patient autonomy has a negative impact on the life of a caregiver, resulting in a decline in quality of life. During this free Nursing Solutions webinar, participants will learn about ways to ease this caregiver strain through science and model interventions.

The webinar will be delivered from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 27. Register via this webpage: http://event.netbriefings.com/event/parkinson/Live/caregiverstrain/register.html

 CEUs: If you are a healthcare professional, you may watch this webinar for continuing education credits. CEUs are managed through the American Society on Aging. You will have up to 30 days to view and apply. An additional 60 days will be needed to process your application.
For more information, contact:

Joyce.Bredesen@metrostate.edu, associate professor
Eleanor.Brandt@metrostate.edu, Advising and Program Support for CNHS
Judith.Graziano@metrostate.edu, interim dean, CNHS

Susan Vold, Fall 2017 College of Nursing and Health Sciences Outstanding Student

A Bloomington resident has been selected as a fall semester Outstanding Student at Metropolitan State University.

Susan Vold, who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, was chosen outstanding graduate student in the university’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Vold was also featured as the President’s Outstanding Student Speaker for the Fall 2017 commencement ceremony. She was one of 1,368 students receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Metropolitan State’s 101st commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Minneapolis.

Prior to joining Metropolitan State University, Vold earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Century College in 2007. She is currently working as a Movement Disorder Nurse Care Coordinator and Deep Brain Stimulation Program Manager at University of Minnesota’s Neurology Clinic.

Vold also specializes in Parkinson’s disease and is very active in Parkinson’s disease fundraising events. She has facilitated various Parkinson’s support groups.

Vold has received numerous performance awards: Medical Ethics Student of the Year, Biology Student of the Year, Nursing Student of the Year, and ‘Fire Starter’ award. She was the commencement speaker for the nursing class of 2007 at Century College. She was also selected as the first chairperson for the Ambulatory Nursing Council at University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP).

In addition to her continued work at UMP, Vold may pursue a certification in holistic energy modality.

Vold said, “My future plans include expanding my role at UMP, public speaking and teaching, learning more about leadership, becoming more involved in the Parkinson’s disease community and neuromodulation, getting back to oil painting, and learning how to tango, salsa, swing and ballroom dance!”

Oct. 17: Flu vaccination clinic for students

Stay healthy this fall with a flu shot from Fairview Healthcare. MANE nursing students will provide other health and wellness activities throughout the event.

  • 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, Student Center (Room 101), Metropolitan State University, 700 E. 7th St., Saint Paul, MN

Activities include:

  • Flu vaccination (free for students)
  • Hand massages and other relaxation techniques
  • Essential oils
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Information on our new campus wide initiative through the American College Health Association, Healthy Campus!
  • Information on how to eat healthy for $4 per day and samples will be provided!
  • Snacks will be provided!
  • Free swag and samples will be provided to participants who complete each activity.

Activities are open to all, however, flu shots are available only to students at this event. Find more information on vaccinations for faculty and staff at this link.

For more information contact Jodee Fitzgerald, coordinator for Healthcare and Wellness Services at Metropolitan State University, 651-793-1552 or jodee.fitzgerald@metrostate.edu