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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care is a degree program designed for health care professionals who graduated from accredited certificate and/or associate degree programs and wish to acquire baccalaureate level competencies in health sciences theory and professional health care issues.
Students entering this health science degree program are better positioned to advance in their career. As the health care industry evolves, it is beneficial for all employees to improve their understanding of health care systems, current regulatory requirements, trends in practice, and new standards for quality. The Bachelor of Science in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care prepares health care professionals to meet these demands and opens the doors for them professionally; particularly those seeking middle-management or supervisory positions.
The bachelor of science in health science degree with an emphasis in professional development and advanced patient care examines the following topics: advanced patient care, risk management and health care regulations, pharmacology for health care professionals, applied statistics for health care professionals, and ethics in health care. Transcultural health care is also a focus and involves the exploration of meanings and expressions of health, illness, caring, and healing transculturally. Trends and issues in health care are studied, including the impact of numerous professional and societal forces on health care policy and practice.
Students in this program will develop an understanding of the forces shaping the present and future health care delivery system. Other areas of study include understanding and using scientific research in practice, leadership effectiveness, and spirituality in health care.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.