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2016 Recent Graduate Achievement Award: Heath Elenbaas, BSN '07

Heath credits his experience at MSU as the springboard that directed him on a path of success, professional achievement, and fulfillment. He genuinely enjoys mentoring and promoting nurses, both new and seasoned, to achieve their personal best and provide the best possible patient care.  

Since graduating from MSU, Heath has attained a Master of Science degree in Nursing Management and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and will be graduating with a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota in December 2016. Additionally, he has served as an interim nurse manager for the Neuroscience ICU at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota and is currently the nurse manager for the inpatient rehabilitation unit, supporting a nationally ranked Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program. In addition, Heath has multiple scholarly accomplishments to his credit.  As a Captain in the Minnesota National Guard, he has proven to be promotable and served as the Officer in Charge (OIC) for a humanitarian service mission to Panama in 2013.  


Heath has demonstrated success within the profession, leadership within both his civilian and military experience, and a commitment to the profession by striving to add to the body of knowledge and sharing of best practices.