The College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions offers academic programs that prepare our students for careers that span much of the dynamic field of healthcare. Our experienced and nationally recognized faculty have carefully designed each program's curriculum to ensure that students are ready to enter the career of their choice in this ever-expanding area that encompasses everything from ER nurses to wellness coordinators to health information analysts.
The College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions is divided into two departments, each with its own unique identity. Both departments offer programs that prepare students academically and with hands-on experience and both have bragging rights to some of the highest graduate pass-rates on licensure exams in the nation.
Department of Nursing
The Department of Nursing provides education at all three levels of professional preparation—undergraduate, masters, and doctoral. You can expect to get a world-class education with some of the state's brightest students.
At the undergraduate level, we have a pre licensure, traditional program as well as an online RN to BSN program. At the master's level, we prepare nurse practitioners and nurse executives. In 2012, we began offering courses for advanced practice and nurse executives interested in pursuing a doctor of nursing practice degree.
Department of Allied Health
The Department of Allied Health offers undergraduate degrees in dietetics, health information management, and health services administration. In addition,we offer a two-year pre-dental hygiene course to prepare students for transfer to schools that offer a full dental hygiene degree.
Our health information management program prepares students for a professional career in managing health information. In addition to academic course work, students complete two semesters of professional practice and the last semester of the curriculum includes a one-month management internship. The professional practices are completed at area hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities. The management internship can be performed at a hospital anywhere in the United States. A bachelor of science in health information management prepares you for a variety of positions including: health data analyst, insurance claims analyst, or patient information coordinator.
Our dietetic program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students wishing to become registered dietitians (RD) or dietetic technicians, registered (DTR) study a curriculum based on food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, culinary arts, sociology, communications, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy and chemistry.
Our fully online health services administration program was created to provide qualified professionals for entry and mid-level administrative and operational positions to meet these demands and to serve as preparation for entry in to master's degree programs.