Providing care for patients, families, communities and military personnel in need of help is a contribution society will always respect and reward. As the healthcare system grows more complex, the role of the nurse-as provider, manager, technician, and
coordinator-will only expand in value.
Our eclectic approach to nursing incorporates a strong academic education with care theories and hands-on learning with those technologies used in hospitals and clinics. Your studies will prepare you to address the synergy of mind, body, and spirit. You'll
learn to care for people of diverse ethnicities, ages, and religious backgrounds. As a professional nurse, you will also come to understand the importance of taking care of yourself while coming to the aid of others.
IUP offers two nursing degrees that students can choose from depending on how much experience they have in the field. We also offer five programs in allied health, including clinical laboratory science, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory care, and
A severe shortage of nurses may occur by 2020, according to the U.S. Healthcare Resources and Services Administration. There is therefore a great need for more men and women to embrace this profession which offers geographical mobility, financial security,
and fulfillment at many levels of expertise.
With the continued specialization of modern medicine, the need for those who can work closely with physicians as scientists, technologists, or therapists has never been greater.
As a nursing professional you can touch the lives of infants, children, teens, adults, and elders. Working at the local, national, and international level, the nursing population is the largest portion of the healthcare network.
Through your work as an allied health professional you can prevent the spread of disease, and treat and rehabilitate people of all ages. Allied health professionals make up more than half the total health workforce in America, and that number is growing.
IUP offers exemplary programs that prepare you for work in a variety of health care environments. The excellent academic education you receive coupled with your BS degree brings you bigger, better job opportunities-and a path to master's and doctoral
IUP also offers degree paths in allied health for those who want to work in a laboratory, assist physicians in critical procedures, or work as therapists.
Simulation Lab. State-of-the-art home health, birthing, and critical care suites are equipped with computerized mannequins. These experiential learning environments are the best way to develop strong, confident nursing skills.
Clinical Exposure. Our program gradually exposes you to the real-life world of nursing by placing you in various clinical environments for three of your four academic years.
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