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BS in Health Sciences - Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care program is a degree completion program intended for licensed health care professionals with an accredited certificate or associate degree seeking to earn their bachelor's degree. Learn about the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care program at Grand Canyon University here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in applying to Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care program should have a strong interest in the health care industry. specific program requirements may vary, applicants should be licensed health care professionals; they also should have earned an associate's degree.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care program at Grand Canyon University allows students to learn about advanced patient care, including how to consider the patient as part of the treatment and healing process, how to care for culturally diverse populations, and the relationship between health care providers and patients in terms of spirituality. Students may also study risk management and the federal, state, and local statutes that regulate health care; pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of commonly administered drugs; and scientific communication and research methods. The program curriculum allows students to examine the impact of political, environmental, and cultural issues on health care delivery; the various factors that shape the present and future of health care; and ethics in health care, including patients' rights, transplants, care for terminal patients, and resource allocation. Additionally, students can expand their inquiry and research skills through a professional capstone project.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

120 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care

  • HLT 306V: Advanced Patient Care (3 credits)
  • HLT 308V: Risk Management and Health Care Regulations (3 credits)
  • BIO 316V: Pharmacology for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
  • HLT 362V: Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
  • HLT 324V: Transcultural Health Care (3 credits)
  • HLT 310V: Spirituality in Health Care (3 credits)
  • HLT 418V: Trends and Issues in Health Care (3 credits)
  • HLT 314V: Health Care Systems (3 credits)
  • HLT 312V: Ethics for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
  • BIO 317V: Science Communication and Research (3 credits)
  • AMP 450V: Leadership and Vocation (3 credits)
  • HLT 490V: Professional Capstone Project (3 credits)

General Education

The following general education courses or their accredited and transferrable equivalent must be fulfilled:

  • University Foundations (4 credits)
  • Effective Communication (9-12 credits)
    • Includes at least 3 credits in English grammar or composition
  • Christian Worldview (4 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (11-12 credits)
    • Includes at least 3 credits in college-level mathematics
  • Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics (6-8 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care program may further their education by obtaining a master's degree in a health-related field. Earning a master's degree may allow them to further concentrate on a specific area of health care. A master's degree could also help students pursue additional career options.

Master's degree programs that graduates may choose to pursue include:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Care Informatics

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care program at Grand Canyon University could pursue positions in the health care industry. They may find work at hospitals, medical offices, and other agencies that provide health care.

Positions graduates may choose to pursue include:

  • Medical assistant
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Home health care assistant

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