Flathead Lake

As the gateway to the spectacular Glacier National Park, Kalispell offers a great mix of city living and natural escapes. With alpine trials to explore, as well as grizzly bears to encounter, this is one of the most varied places to live in Montana.

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Leadership

Campus Director
Kaki Mendius
Clinical Instructor
Administrative Associate
Michelle Baker

 

Bobcat Nurse Profile

Angi Veach

 

"I am a non-traditional student who found my passion for nursing after being a stay-at-home mom for several years.  I chose MSU’s BSN program because of the stellar reputation Bobcat nurses have here in the Flathead Valley.  Being a member of the small cohort in Kalispell has many advantages!  To start, clinical learning opportunities in the area consist of three hospitals, many clinics, and other agencies throughout the community that allow students to encounter a diversity of experiences and populations.  Also, the summer internship offered there is a great way to get more experience providing care for patients between semesters.  The faculty in Kalispell is full of great nurse mentors!  I genuinely felt that each of them was truly invested in my success: not only in the program, but also as a future nurse.  Another great characteristic of the Kalispell campus and the area in general is their commitment to community.  There are so many ways that students can get involved and help out in various capacities.  Because of these attributes, I feel the Kalispell campus has provided me with a well-rounded nursing education that will allow me to deliver excellent holistic care to the patients I care for in the future." - Angi Veach, 2020 Bobcat Nurse Graduate

 

Quick Facts 

Location:The Kalispell Campus is located in the Medical Arts Building on the Kalispell Regional Medical Center campus, with classrooms and labs located in the basement of the Medical Arts Building. View Campus Map.

Kalispell is nestled in between the Rocky Mountains and Flathead Lake, North America’s largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi. The campus is located just 30 minutes from Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and two of Montana’s finest ski resorts.

Student and Faculty Major Clinical Partners
  • 13 Total Faculty
  • 48 Total Students
  • 8 Traditional BSN Cohort are admitted fall and spring
  • 8 Accelerated BSN Cohort are admitted every summer
  • Kalispell Regional Healthcare and Medical Center
  • North Valley Hospital
  • Flathead City County Health Department and Community Health Center

 

Resources

Transportation Child Care

It is very difficult to survive without an autombile, especially during clinical rotations. The public bus system (Eagle Transit) operates from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., which does not accomodate shift work. Bicycles are not a good option, due to cold weather. Automobiles are required for Community Health Nursing and community-based experiences in other courses, including home visits, cannot be made using a bike or bus. 

 

Information can be obtained by contacting: Kid Care (KRMC) 406-756-9539. There are also many private child care facilities in the Flathead Valley. Nurturing Center has lots of resources 406-756-1414. Flathead Valley Community College also has a child center 406-756-3822.
Housing Computer Labs
Housing is not as plentiful in Kalispell as in years past. It is recommended that you arrive early, and be prepared to pay first and last month's rent, plus damage deposit. Average rates run from $700 and up per month. Bulletin boards at the Flathead Valley Community College have ads listed for roommates, and so do the local newspapers (Mountain Trader, Craigslist, The Daily Interlake, and the Flathead Beacon). 

 

There is a computer lab in room Kal 4 that has 8 computers for students and 1 for faculty with no printer. There are 2 student computers in Suite 05 in the main area that have a printer. Also, there are two wireless printers in both of the student areas to use with a laptop.
Counseling Services

Counseling Services Fees

Option 1) MSU Bozeman Services: Students in Kalispell interested in telemental health (TMH) services through MSU Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services may contact CPS for an intake appointment.  

CPS:  http://www.montana.edu/counseling     406-994-4531 

Option 2) MSU students in Kalispell can reach out to these providers who have agreed to be available to see MSU CON students. You can contact them directly at the numbers listed. If they do not have availability in their counseling practices, they will provide referrals to other providers in the Kalispell area.  

Kari Greenberg 406-862-0337  

Megan Keenan 406-249-9017  

Carrie Thiel 406-212-2016  

 

 Option 1) MSU-CON students on the Kalispell campus can access ongoing telemental health counseling services through MSU Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services.  

Option 2) Students wishing to access ongoing TMH services through CPS will pay the MSU student health fee by calling 406-994-2311.  

Additional Mental Health Resources