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Minnesota State College Southeast, 651-385-6364

For Immediate Release

MSC Southeast and Winona State University join forces to offer pathway for Radiography students to earn bachelor's degree in Healthcare Leadership and Administration

Winona, MN (January 15, 2021) -- Students enrolled in the Radiography program at MSC Southeast now have the opportunity to continue onward for a bachelor's degree at Winona State University in Healthcare Leadership and Administration. This online bachelor's completion degree program is designed for students with experience in healthcare and an earned associate degree in an allied healthcare field. 

Health care managers provide leadership in day-to-day operations. They lead department and organizational change and growth while continuously improving quality for those who seek care and work within their organizations. The combination of technological advancements, shifting patient and industry philosophies, and an aging baby boomer population will continue to increase healthcare service needs and the demand for health service managers. A bachelor's degree is a very common requirement in this career track.

"This Minnesota State College Southeast to Winona State University partnership is an exciting opportunity for our Radiography students. As a graduate from the HLA program at Winona State University, I know firsthand the strength of the program and what it means for Radiography students pursuing their long-term goals," said Alex Howell, Minnesota State College Southeast Radiography Program Clinical Coordinator. "This partnership will bring added value to programs, patients, and team members in the field." 

The direct pathway from the Radiography program at MSC Southeast to the HLA major at WSU will allow students to commit to earning a bachelor's degree early, saving them time and money and giving them access to guidance and advising from faculty at both MSC Southeast and WSU. Students will develop technical skills and start working directly out of the associate degree program, so they can build knowledge and educational credentials while establishing a base of healthcare experience.

"This pathway option is an excellent example of how a student can optimize their professional impact and opportunity by intentionally combining education, mastery of skills and experience in the field," said Shellie Nelson, Winona State University Healthcare Leadership & Administration Program Director. "From Associate to Baccalaureate, the learning obtained through this pathway will position future RTs for career success in the ever-evolving field of healthcare."

For more information about enrolling in the Radiography-HLA pathway, contact Alex Howell, or 507-453-1488. 



About Minnesota State College Southeast

Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit 

About Winona State University

Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with over 7,600 students on campuses in Winona and Rochester. Around half of WSU students are first-generation, meaning neither parent has a four-year bachelor's degree. The oldest member of the Minnesota State system, WSU offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs in five colleges: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Science & Engineering.

Winona State is ranked as the second public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges," has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for 17 years in a row, and has been featured as one of America's 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for 25 consecutive years. The University generates $447.9 million in economic impact for the region per year. The University's mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve: a community of learners improving our world. For more information, visit

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