The allied health program for health care professionals allows you to complete a bachelor's degree utilizing a foundation of prior education or experience in nursing or other health care related fields. Documentation of in-service learning and professional practice, along with formal professional education, provide a sound basis for further study.
Allied health care workers will find rewarding careers promoting health, preventing disease and helping patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. They also develop and manage nursing care plans; instruct patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.