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    Online Bachelor of Health Science Degree

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor's - Bachelor's Enrollment: 300 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Postal, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

    The Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.Sc.) program is an online degree advancement program for graduates from Associate Degree, Diploma or Certificate programs in the health sciences such as military trained health care technicians, radiology technicians, respiratory therapists, etc. The NSU B.H.Sc. course of study is interdisciplinary and is designed to provide career advancement
    for health care practitioners as well as deliver a well-rounded generalist curriculum. This cutting edge program offers the opportunity for numerous health care occupations to complete their
    undergraduate degree course work online, conveniently from their own home or office, without compromising career or other obligations
    There have been dramatic changes in the health care market and delivery systems in the United States over the past decade. As health care becomes increasingly competitive, it becomes more
    important to distinguish one self professionally and academically. The online Bachelor in Health Science Program is offered via NSU College of Allied Health and Nursing's State-of-the-art,
    web-based distance learning technology that allows health care professionals to remain in their current location and employment.
    Upon successful completion of the B.H.Sc. program, students are eligible to apply for admission in order to continue their education in health sciences in the Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.)
    and later the Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.). Each of these programs is an on-line degree program, with the M.M.S. having no residency requirement and the D.H.Sc. having a requirement for students to complete two one-week summer institutes.
    All students are REQUIRED to have a computer with the following recommended
    minimum specifications:

    A. Pentium; 400MHz minimum processor
    B. 128 MB RAM
    C. Video capable of 800 x 600 screen display or better
    D. CD ROM capability
    E. Full duplex sound card and speakers
    F. 56.6 baud modem
    G. Internet connection with private Internet Service Provider (ISP) for access
    from home to the Internet. DSL or Cable connection recommended.
    H. Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP or NT
    I. Microsoft Office 97 with Power Point, Word, and Excel minimum
    J. Surge suppresser electrical outlet
    K. Suggested option: Zip Drive
    Distance education students in the B.H.Sc. Program are provided with NSU computer accounts including e-mail. The student, however, must obtain their own Internet Service Providers (ISP)and use their own computer systems (IBM-compatible PC or Apple Macintosh, and a modem).
    New students receive an orientation and extensive online technical support online access, online tools and methods, and library resources. Online interactive learning methods involve Web pages to access course materials, announcements, the electronic library, and other information, plus a range of online activities that facilitate frequent student-professor interaction. Faculty members and students interact via online forums using threaded bulletin boards, chat rooms, and email. Students are able to submit assignments as e-mail attachments, through the use of online forms sent directly to program
    instructors, fax to fax, fax to e-mail, and through WebCT. Some online courses may include electronic classroom sessions.
    Online students have online access to books, journal articles, microfiche, dissertations, index searches, catalog searches, and reference librarians. The online medical database collection at
    NSU is extensive and includes access to quality subscription services free of charge to the student.
    The Office of Student Financial Assistance administers the university抯 financial aid programs of grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment and provides professional financial advisers to help students plan for the most efficient use of their financial resources for education. In order to participate in financial aid programs, a student must be admitted into a university program and must be a citizen, a national, or a permanent resident of the United States, or be in the United States for other than a temporary purpose. A prospective student who requires financial assistance must apply for financial aid while he or she is a candidate for admission. Students/applicants may apply for financial aid online. For additional information or application forms call 800-806-3680 or 954-262-3380. To continue financial aid, at a minimum, enrolled students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward a stated educational objective in accordance with the university抯 policy on satisfactory progress for financial aid recipients. Any student admitted provisionally is not eligible for financial aid. Provisionally admitted students are permitted to register for one term and must meet requirements for full admission status by the 90th day of the first term of enrollment or further registration will not be permitted.


    The program requires that a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work (including 21 semester hours of required core course work) be completed through the NSU B.H.Sc. program. A minimum total of 120 semester hours, of which 30 semester hours must fulfill general education requirements, are required in order to graduate with the B.H.Sc. degree. The B.H.Sc. program is designed for completion in a distance-learning format and requires no on-campus time. The course work is professor-paced using state-of-the-art web-based delivery. The curriculum and coursework follow a standard 12-week semester calendar. The curriculum is designed to build upon the existing knowledge base of the health care professional while focusing on the overall health care picture. Leadership, diversity, and conflict resolution are but a few of the areas covered in the curriculum.
    To Be eligible to receive the B.H.Sc. degree, students shall;
    1. Satisfactorily complete the program of 30 semester hours (minimum) of study in the B.H.Sc. major required for the degree. (not including CLEP, proficiency examinations, experiential learning credits).
    2. Completion of general education, major and elective requirements as specified by the program at time of admission resulting in a minimum of total 120 semester hours
    3. Attainment of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
    4. Attainment of a 2.25 grade point average in the major area
    5. Submission of a degree application form before completing registration for the last semester. Fulfillment of all obligations to the library, the student's program, and the bursar's office.
    6. Receive recommendation by B.H.Sc. Program Director to the Dean of the College of
    Allied Health and Nursing.
    Students are provided academic and administrative support by the Nursing Department抯 Graduate Program Office. The program office coordinates the scheduling of faculty and courses, provides advisement to students, organizes registration, and monitors student progress. Students may reach the Graduate Program Office through email or telephone or in person on the Fifth floor of the Terry Building on the main NSU campus.
    No on-campus attendance is required.
    The program requires that a minimum of 30 semester hours be completed including the following required core courses.

    Required Core Courses
    BHS 3110 Health Care Ethics 3 Semester Hours
    BHS 3120 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 Semester Hours
    BHS 3150 Principles of Leadership 3 Semester Hours
    BHS 3155 Conflict Resolution in Health Care 3 Semester Hours
    BHS 3160 Health Policy 3 Semester Hours
    BHS 4000 Cultural Competency in Health Care 3 Semester Hours
    BHS 4100 Academic and Professional Writing 3 Semester Hours
    Total 21 Semester Hours


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