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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health and Human Services


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Location: Health Innovation Center - FH455A
Telephone: 859-572-5248
Fax: 859-572-1934
Email Address: healthprofessions@nku.edu
Web Address: nku.edu/hhs
Dean: Dale Stephenson
Other Key Personnel:

Associate Dean: Vanessa Hunn
Assistant Dean: Christian Gamm
Director of School of Nursing: Kim Dinsey-Read
Director of School of Allied Health: Trina Cossin
Director of School of Kinesiology, Counseling and Rehabilitative Sciences: Alar Lipping
Interim Director of School of Social Work: Caroline Macke
Director of Center for Simulation Education: Gina Fieler
Assistant to the Dean: Maureen Krebs
Business Officer: Nannette Freadreacea
Director of Advising: Cathleen Wolff
Assistant Director of Development: Marissa Goolsby
 

The College of Health & Human Services is dedicated to providing quality educational programs for students wishing to enter a broad range of health professions. Academic programs in the college provide the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati service area with educational offerings that emphasize population health and the prevention of acute and chronic injury and disease. The college prides itself on being an institutional leader in offering online programs to current and prospective students. Residing in the Health Innovation Center, the college houses a state-of-the-art simulation center that enhances the clinical experience for students majoring in CHHS programs including nursing, respiratory care, radiologic science, radiation therapy, cardiovascular perfusion, occupational therapy, exercise science, athletic training, and social work. College goals are furthered through a spirit of collaboration with regional health partners and the scholarly activities performed by faculty and students.

Accreditations

CHHS Center for Simulation Education:

The NKU CHHS Simulation Center is accredited with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
2021 L Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 866-730-6127
Email: https://www.ssih.org/

School of Allied Health:

The NKU Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

CoARC, Commission for Accreditation on Respiratory Care
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
Phone 817-283-2835
Fax to Paper 817-354-8519
Fax to Email 817-510-1063
Email: https://coarc.com/

The NKU Radiologic Science Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
JRCERT, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone 312-707-5300
Fax 312-704-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org

The NKU Radiation Therapy Program and the Radiation Therapy program are accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
JRCERT, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone 312-707-5300
Fax 312-704-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org

The School of Kinesiology, Counseling and Rehabilitative Sciences:

The NKU Health and Physical Education program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation.The NKU Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education (non-certification).
CAEP, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-0077
Email: http://caepnet.org/


The School of Nursing

The School of Nursing  master’s, post-master’s and RN-BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
CCNE, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone 202-887-6791
Fax 202-887-8476
Website www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE.

The pre-licensure BSN and post MSN APRN programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).
KBN, Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone 502-429-3300 or 1-800-305-2042
Fax 502-429-3311
Website www.kbn.ky.gov

The School of Social Work

The NKU Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
CSWE, Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone 703-683-8080
Fax 703-683-8099
Website: www.cswe.org

College Advising Center

Location: Health Innovation Center - FH461
Telephone: 859-572-5248
Fax: 859-572-1934
Email Address: healthprofessions@nku.edu
Key Personnel:

Director: Cathleen Wolff
Assistant Director: Dyane Foltz
Assistant Director of Retention & Student Success:  Staci Hunt
Academic Advisor: Caitlin Drouillard Ahlrichs
Academic Advisor: Gwenette Gaddis
Academic Advisor: Jennifer Bobblitt-Johnson
Academic Advisor: Deborah Henry
Academic Advisor: Paige Long
Academic Advisor: Jasmine Riddlespringer
Academic Advisor:  Hannah Ledford
Academic Advisor; Carlos Matthews

Advisors in the College of Health and Human Services assist students pursuing or hoping to pursue one of the majors in our college.

College of Health and Human Services Policies

Student criminal background check: Health agencies are responsible for providing care to, and protecting the safety of, vulnerable populations such as children and the aged.  Consequentially, several agencies used for clinical placements require students to undergo criminal background checks by an external agency. Agencies may deny clinical access to students convicted of felonies and certain misdemeanors. Conviction of these offenses may result in a student’s denial of admission to, or dismissal from, the College of Health and Human Services. The criminal background check is required by the college as a part of the clinical clearence process, with the cost of this and any subsequent screening to be borne by the student. The student must submit all required materials within the time frame established by his/her respective program and is responsible for notifying the College of Health and Human Services of any change in the status of this record. Please note that successful completion of a criminal background check does not ensure eligibility for certification, licensure, or future employment.

Centers

The Center for Simulation Education Location

Location: Health Innovation Center, 3rd and 4th floors
Telephone: 859-572-6322
Web Address: https://nku.edu/ihi/health-innovation-center-2/simulation-center.html
Director: Gina Fieler

The mission of the Center of Simulation Education is to deliver innovative, evidence based, learner-centered experiential education and engages in impactful scholarly endeavors, which empower our learners to have a positive influence on safety and population health. NKU’s Center for Simulation Education uses technology and thoughtfully designed spaces to create a safe learning environment where students can practice real-life healthcare situations.  The center features eight inpatient simulation rooms including an operating room, and a multi-bed critical care room.  In addition, the center has a simulated home health environment and eight outpatient examination rooms.  The simulation spaces allow for exploration and learner-centered education.

Northern Kentucky Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative

Location: Health Innovation Center - FH 455
Telephone: 859-572-7453
Web Address: http://inside.nku.edu/healthprofessions/institutes/nirc.html

The purpose of the Northern Kentucky Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative (NIRC) is to positively impact the health of people within Kentucky through interdisciplinary research, quality improvement initiatives, and the application of evidence-based practice. Through the collaborative efforts between Northern Kentucky University, Rho Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and the Northern Kentucky Independent Health District, the NIRC sponsors structured workshops, seminars, and professional meetings for interprofessional healthcare providers, university students and community partners. The goal of the NIRC is to support original research and application of research to foster positive healthcare outcomes within the community.

Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved

Location: Health Innovation Center - FH455
Telephone: 859-572-6342
Web Address: https://www.nku.edu/academics/chhs/institutes/nacu.html
Director: Jennifer Hunter

The Mission of the Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) is to improve the health of the underserved in the Northern Kentucky region by reducing health disparities. NKU nursing students are learning within a population-based context of healthcare delivery grounded in scholarship that determines best-practice standards and prepares them for meaningful careers. Unique methods of instruction are used by faculty in preparing students to deal with population health needs within a community or within an institutional setting. NACU provides a singular model of care that immerses students in the community and allows them to become enlightened change agents. Students leave the comfort of fact-based theories in order to search, analyze, and synthesize information for decision making. Not only do students learn how to be change agents, but they often experience a change within themselves. Their perceptions of the underserved are altered, which leads them to become more empathetic as well as self- and socially-aware graduates. These interactions are transformative not only for the student but also for the faculty and the clients who are being served.

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