2012 - 2013 School of Nursing and Health Sciences -- Division of Health Sciences

Philosophy Statement

The faculty in the division of Health Sciences function under a philosophy that provides learning opportunities for individuals preparing to engage in nurse anesthesia or public health. We are committed to excellence in teaching through the creation of an active learning environment that promotes inclusiveness and respect for diversity. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to build a foundation of knowledge and develop skills that will prepare students to function as competent health care providers in a variety of environmental settings.

We are seeking to help students prepare to become critical thinkers through critical examination of alternatives. We integrate theory, research, and practice through collaborative learning methods. We encourage teamwork. We enhance self-confidence through positive reinforcement of well-performed clinical skills. We foster leadership development and strive to develop learners with an increased sense of social responsibility and a global consciousness. We continually assess and evaluate student performance and achievement of program and college-wide goals and objectives.

Programs include:

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA)
Master of Public Health (MPH) and Certificate in Public Health (Cert.PH)