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Preparing Students for In-Demand Healthcare Careers

Preparing Students for In-Demand Healthcare Careers

February 5, 2016

A recent online U.S. News and World Report article, “Introducing the Best Jobs of 2016,” lists the top 100 jobs, based on growth potential, great work-life balance, generous wages, and low unemployment. To compile the list, U.S. News analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data, weighing statistics on job volume, median salary, stress level, and other factors important to consumers. Interestingly, the majority of the 100 Best Jobs fall under the Health Care and Health Care Support categories. Extended longevity and an aging population are increasing the demand for health care professionals.

Health care careers also provide a unique opportunity to share the Gospel in compassionate and meaningful ways at an individual's point of great need. That is why Cedarville University has been intentional about offering these in-demand professional health care programs. If your son or daughter has expressed interest in a helping profession, consider these opportunities:

Our School of Pharmacy offers a direct-entry, seven-year program that culminates in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The curriculum consists of two parts: a three-year prepharmacy and a four-year advanced professional-level segment. Our students are being taught a Christ-centered, patient-focused approach to pharmacy by professors with outstanding professional credentials. 

Our School of Nursing offers both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing programs. Graduates of our B.S.N. program deliver care from a knowledge base grounded in the Bible, the art and sciences of nursing, the biological and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. Building on that foundation, our M.S.N. program provides in-depth, professional, and advanced practice study. At Cedarville, nursing is much more than learning information and practicing skills. Our students learn how their relationship with God directly influences the nursing care they provide.

Cedarville also prepares students to be successful in other health-related careers. We think these results speak for themselves:

  • Our allied health graduates have a 100% admittance rate into professional programs (physical therapy, occupation therapy, physician assistant, etc.).
  • Our athletic training graduates have a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association exam.
  • Our premed students have medical school acceptance rates that consistently outpace national averages. Conducting research in our new state-of-the-art labs, including the opportunity to work with cadavers during their undergraduate experience, our graduates are being placed in some of the top medical schools in the nation.

Cedarville graduates are preparing to meet the demands of 21st century health care as they serve God and others through their calling and vocation.

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