Health Sciences

School of Integrative Learning

Location: Grand Island, Lincoln
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This program prepares students to advance their career by building professional skills and knowledge that healthcare employers desire such as critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, healthcare policy, and information literacy. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is for students who want to grow a career in the healthcare field, including professionals who have earned an associate degree and wish to advance their current healthcare careers to the next level. Some students are also preparing for graduate or professional programs such as chiropractic programs, physical or occupational therapy, healthcare informatics, athletic training, or healthcare administration.

Examples of Associate of Applied Science degrees that students have held when entering this program include:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
  • Long Term Care Administration
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiological Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology


Course availability will vary based on campus location.

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Doane University has full transfer agreements with all community colleges and major proprietary schools in Nebraska. We welcome credits from regionally accredited institutions in all other states and verified international institutions, as well. We are committed to honoring previous learning by continuing to practice as a transfer-friendly institution.

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Doane graduates have moved up in their careers, achieved greater professional success, challenged themselves intellectually and personally, and become the best in their positions. That’s why Doane is well-respected by both graduates and employers.

Program Information

Medical and Health Services Manager
2018 Median Pay: $99,730 per year
Job Outlook: 20% from 2016-2026
Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Health Educators and Community Health Workers
2018 Median Pay: $46,080 per year
Job Outlook: 16% from 2016-2026
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.

Community Health Workers
2018 Median Pay: $39,540 per year
Job Outlook: 15% from 2016-2026
Community health workers assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. They conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health.

Medical Office Manager
2018 Median Pay: $35,760 per year
Job Outlook: 15% from 2016-2026 
Medical office managers perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.


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Greg Seier

Greg Seier

Assistant Professor of Practice
Health and Human Performance
Drew Case

Drew Case

Assistant Director of Nursing, RN to BSN Program
Lincoln Campus
Deb Savage

Deb Savage

Assistant Prof of Practice in Nursing & Clinical Supervisor
Lincoln Campus
April Minster

April Minster

Director of Nursing With Rank of Assoc Prof of Practice
Lincoln Campus
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