2 La Salle s School of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to preparing students to be caring health-care professionals prepared for lives of service and continued learning. We focus on mobilizing social, political, health-care, and educational resources to care for those who are vulnerable and underserved locally, regionally, and globally. Academic Programs Nursing Nutrition Public Health Speech-Language-Hearing Science: 4-Year (B.S.) Speech-Language-Hearing Science: 5-Year (B.S./M.S.) Across our programs in nursing, nutrition, public health, and speechlanguage-hearing science, our goals are to engage students in educational, service, and research programs and to develop their critical thinking and communication skills, professionalism, and values to allow them to be advocates for the people they serve. Learn more about our programs throughout this piece, and then visit the school s Web site (www.) or contact the program directors for more information. I look forward to welcoming you into our dynamic community in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D. Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
3 Nursing Nutrition La Salle s Nursing Program provides students with a strong foundation for a career in a wide range of professions available to nurses today. Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty known for leadership and scholarship and to gain firsthand experience in a variety of clinical settings, from community clinics to large health systems. Post-graduation Opportunities: Nurse Medical Practices Hospital Community Clinic La Salle s Nutrition programs provide the fundamental knowledge and the experiential learning opportunities students need to become professionals in the nutrition field. Students who enroll in La Salle s Coordinated Program in Dietetics get a jumpstart on their careers by completing their 1,200-hour internship requirement during their senior year. These students can begin their careers as registered dietitians immediately after graduating and passing the credentialing examination. La Salle s Coordinated Program is one of only approximately 30 similar programs in the country and the only one of its kind offered in Philadelphia. Post-graduation Opportunities: Food Companies Service Management Companies Pharmaceutical Firms Private Practice
4 Public Health With an emphasis on social justice and respect for each individual, La Salle s Public Health programs prepare students to work in health education, health promotion, and disease prevention initiatives in their local communities and around the world. These programs are rooted in the belief that the health and safety of a community as a whole is fundamentally linked to the welfare of its citizens. Post-graduation Opportunities: Occupational Health and Safety Chronic Disease Surveillance Emergency Management Industrial Hygiene Speech-Language-Hearing Science Through our high-quality Speech-Language-Hearing program, excellent teaching, and a variety of hands-on learning experiences offered at La Salle, undergraduate students are well-prepared for graduate studies at many prestigious institutions, including La Salle. The University also offers an accelerated five-year program in which undergraduate studies lead directly into coursework toward a Master of Science in speechlanguage pathology! Graduates of La Salle s Master of Science program in speech-language pathology have an excellent track record in launching their careers their employment rate is nearly 100 percent. Did you know? La Salle University s Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program is proud that for the past six years, ( ), the graduates of the MS Program in Speech-Language Pathology achieved a passing rate of 99 percent on the national certification exam that all speech-language pathologists must pass to be certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The national average passing rate is 75 to 80 percent.
5 During my first week at La Salle, I met a Christian Brother who described to me what a Lasallian education is. He emphasized that at La Salle, your education incorporates more than academic and professional achievements; a Lasallian education focuses on the whole person. Megan Marron, R.N., 12 Registered Nurse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Medical Intensive Care Unit Major: Nursing Hometown: Warrington, Pa. Jillian Baker is a trained community mental health counselor who is conducting groundbreaking research into the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in vulnerable populations. Her most recent project has involved going into Philadelphia barbershops to talk to fathers and their sons about prevention. Overall, it s been a really exciting and humbling experience, she said. It opened my eyes that there s a need for this and there s a desire to take part in this. Jillian Baker, DrPH Department of Urban Public Health and Nutrition Credentials: B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ed.M., Temple University; DrPH, Drexel University Notable achievements: featured as emerging scholar in Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine; recipient of Diversity Investigator Supplement Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6 Visit Us! As an accepted student, there are a number of options for you to visit our beautiful 133-acre campus. Student Shadowing La Salle s Student Shadowing Program allows accepted high school seniors the opportunity to experience a typical day at La Salle University. They will shadow current students, accompanying them to two or three classes and lunch. This opportunity allows participating students to develop a stronger sense of La Salle s community on an educational and personal level at a very important time in their college search. Please call the Office of Undergraduate Admission to request a visit or more information. Blue and Gold Days La Salle s Blue and Gold Days are geared specifically towards accepted high school seniors. By joining us on Saturday, April 5 or Saturday, April 12, you are allowing yourself one final opportunity to visit us before making a final decision on which school you will attend on or before May 1. Tours and informational sessions will be available in addition to our lunch and academic fair. Representatives from each of our academic programs will be available to answer any of your questions. Call anytime to make an appointment or register online. Daily Visits La Salle happily hosts students and families for information sessions and tours on weekdays. Call anytime to make an appointment or register online. A Helping Hand: Important Dates to Remember Saturday, April 5, and Saturday, April 12: Blue and Gold Days See previous page for details. May 1: National Candidates Reply Date In order to secure a place for the fall 2014 semester, admitted students are required to submit a $200 confirmation deposit and an additional $200 housing deposit for those interested in living on campus.
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