Health Sciences Cluster Sheet

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HEALTH SCIENCES

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Degrees & Programs As the population ages and viral diseases continue to plague the country, there’s going to be an ever-growing demand for skilled, well-trained, empathetic healthcare professionals now and well into the future. If you’re interested in a career that involves helping and healing others, consider a BSC Health Sciences program to prepare you. Choose from six Health Sciences degree and training programs: • Diagnostic Medical Sonography • Medical Laboratory Technician • Nursing • Paramedic Technology • Surgical Technology • Certified Nursing Assistant

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, also known as a sonographer, utilizes a transducer, which uses sound waves to obtain images of various organs and tissues in the body. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares you to perform abdominal, superficial, gynecological, obstetrical, and vascular ultrasounds during clinical internship experiences. You will put your classroom knowledge to the test in a real-world environment, preparing you for the career opportunities waiting for you after graduation.

Medical Laboratory Technician 

If you enjoy science, technology and the challenges of problem solving, learn how to work behind the scenes as a vital part of a healthcare team. The analytical procedures medical laboratory technicians provide serve as the basis for 75-80 percent of all medical decisions made by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The curriculum at BSC allows you to begin employment after graduation or transfer into a four-year medical laboratory science program. Options includea two-year or three-year curriculum. You’ll recieve the training and confidence you need to sail through certification and move on to apply the hands-on, hard-earned skills in the healthcare field.

Nursing 

Nursing education is organized as a career ladder that begins with Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training at BSC. Graduates can earn an 11-month Practical Nursing Certificate, then upon meeting requirements, advance to the Associated Degree Nurse (ADN) program and go on to earn a Registered Nurse (RN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Classroom education is delivered by instructors on campus and from other colleges in the Dakota Nursing consortium through the Interactive Video Network (IVN). Clinical and lab practice occurs at local sites.


Paramedic Technology 

If you are someone who is caring, empathetic and can stay calm under pressure, learn to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of EMTs, AEMTs and paramedics. Emergencies as varied as auto accidents, heart attacks, strokes, childbirth, gunshot wounds and diabetic emergencies all require immediate medical attention. Combine your listening skills with your technical skills for a rewarding career saving lives as a first responder on the frontline.

Surgical Technology 

If you want to be a member of a surgical assistance team, a strong technical understanding of procedures is essential for the well-being of patients. That’s why Surgical Technology technicians are so vital and why they’re in high demand throughout the nation in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and clinics. At BSC, you’ll learn how to ensure patient safety in settings that involve invasive procedures and gain expertise in the theory and use of sterile and aseptic techniques. Then, after graduating, you can apply your knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, instruments and technology to play a critical role in the operating room.

Certified Nursing Assistant 

BSC offers Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training to prepare individuals for the responsibilities of being a nursing assistant. Thi 80-hour program is offered in the evening. For information on the non-credit CNA program, call 701-224-5600 or email bsc.training@bismarckstate.edu. CNA licensure or EMT certification is strongly suggested for students applying to the BSC Nursing program.

You might also be interested in:

BSC Four-Year Transfer Programs • Biology • Chemistry • Medical Laboratory Scientist • Nursing Transfer • Physics • Pre-Chiropractic • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Medical

• Pre-Occupational Therapy • Pre-Optometry • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Physical Therapy • Pre-Radiologic Technology • Pre-Respiratory Therapy • Pre-Veterinary

A BSC Transfer Program provides you with the first two years of courses towards your four-year degree and the credits easily transfer to a four-year college or university. Visit bismarckstate.edu/programs for the most current list of programs. Limited Enrollment

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Medical Laboratory Technician BSC’s MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119 Phone: 773-714-8880. Nursing BSC’s Nursing Programs (Practical Nursing Certificate and Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing) have Continued Full Approval by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. The ND Board of Nursing is a US Department of Education recognized state approval agency. Surgical Tech BSC’s Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N Suite 7709 Seminole, FL 33775 Phone: 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org Paramedic/EMS The Bismarck State College Paramedic Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 9355 113th St. N, Suite 7709 Seminole, FL 33775 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions 8301 Lakeview Prkwy, Ste.111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214-702-8445, Fax 213-701-8992 www.coaemsp.org


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