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Dean's Message

Welcome to the School of Health Professions and Nursing Web site. Our faculty and staff pride themselves on their accessibility and responsiveness to the needs of our students. Our programs include undergraduate radiologic technology, social work, nutrition, nursing (for RNs only), health information management, clinical laboratory science, and biomedical technology, as well as graduate programs in social work, nutrition, nursing (nursing education, family nurse practitioner, and advanced practice nursing), biomedical sciences, cardiovascular perfusion and clinical laboratory management. Graduates of these programs are encountering a strong job market in both the public and private sectors. Local health care institutions, private corporations, and public organizations are eager to recruit them, and our students receive many successful, and rewarding, job placements.

Visiting this Web site is the first step in what may lead you to an exciting career in the health professions or in public service. This environment is rapidly changing. Technological advances in diagnosis and treatment of established diseases, a renewed emphasis on prevention, and the near instantaneous transmission of information make this a unique time to be involved in what will become an even more exciting and dynamic health care system. Similarly, public and private organizations are seeking to maximize efficiency while providing a greater level of service to the community.

I urge you to browse our Web pages and to contact us for further information about how we can help you make decisions about your education and career goals.


Lori Knapp, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Health Professions and Nursing