The College of Health Sciences educates students to become outstanding health professionals
who have a sense of social, personal and professional proficiency and who are capable
of assuming beginning leadership and management roles in health systems. Our graduates
also have a solid foundation for continued professional development and graduate study.
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The College of Health Sciences at Chicago State University educates a diverse cohort
of healthcare professionals who make vital contributions and positively impact the
delivery of healthcare services in various communities.
Well health information management is the core of Mercy Hospital because we have such
important information that we house in our department. We maintain and secure all
the records of every single patient that comes through the system. Its my duty to
protect these records and make sure it has all the components...I actually did have
an amazing experience at Chicago State University. The program itself actually help
me to see more of the bigger picture when it comes to health and the different type
of needs that is needed in health care. Health Information Management was one of them,
and Chicago State University help me to understand what Health Information Management
was, the importance of it, and they really help me to focus on the future needs of
Health Information Management.
CSU produces more than 50% of African American degree nurses, health information administrators
and occupational therapist who graduated from Illinois public universities.
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I enjoy helping people, my mother inspired me as far as caring for others and I have
a friend that also graduated from Chicago State University and she also inspired me
to continue my education while I was in the health field as a CNA, Certified Nursing
Assistant and I decided to further my education by going back to Chicago State University.
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I love working with my mom because she is a good nurse and I learn a lot from her.
Her skills are top notch, she, her patients love her, they always say she the best
nurse they have ever had, and I just like to follow behind her, and see the things
that she does cause it really helps me out.
I've been here for nine years and yes I do enjoy my work, I love it here, that's
why I have been here so very long. This Hospital is family oriented and I really love
that about coming to work. I love taking care of my patients, making them feel safe,
for one and giving them the care that they need.
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Curriculum is designed to emphasis service learning as a core of instruction. Our
students are serving in needed communities as service is a part of their instruction.
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My name is Jarita Thompson, I am the Assistant Director of Occupational Therapy.
I also fill in as an on duty administrator when needed. I am in charge of the Pediatrics
OTPT department and I oversee the therapist that go to Cermack Correctional Center
to give thearpy to the prisoners. Right now, since there is a masters program, prior
to this we had a bachelors program, the students at Chicago State University have
rated above average in passing the national board examination so that's a big plus
for Chicago State and their instructors.
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My name is Dr. Terry Mason, I am the commissioner of health for the Chicago Department
of Public Health. The college of Health Sciences at Chicago State University is absolutely
critical in making certain that there is a supply of people ready and capable of multriculating
from the professional colleges, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentristry, Nursing, because we
know that those students, are far more likely than the non-minority counterparts,
to serve in those communities out of which they come. Dr. Balagon and I and the Chicago
State University campus with respect particular to the college in which he is in,
were also looking at an opportunity to joint research projects, joint research projects
in particular, prostate cancer. This was the foundation of that relationship.
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We are ranked amont the nation's top 50 universities for producing African American
graduates in health professionals and clinical sciences. Dr. Joseph Balagon, Dean
of College Health Sciences, speaks to the college's mission.
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The College of Health Sciences' mission is closely aligned and supported of the University's
mission and educational philosophy. Here the College of Health Sciences, our primary
mission is to train or educate Health Science students, and to make them as clinical
competent and as professional as they can be when they graduate. We're very excited
about what we have accomplished, in the area of community relevance of our curriculum.
By way of philosophy, we are one of the few universities in the nation that inculcates
the concept of service learning into the curriculum of Health Care Professions.
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Chicago State University is a university where promise becomes power. Through the
significant relationships between students and faculty members, the promise of Chicago
State students is identified and developed, resulting in Chicago State alumni who
make powerful contributions to the city and beyond.
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