The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is comprised of diverse health care disciplines, including nursing, health care administration, athletic training, public health and health care informatics. We are united by the common goal of training the next generation of health care professionals and leaders to effectively address health care challenges. The content of this blog includes perspectives on current health care topics, discussion about health care trends, a showcase of successful alumni and faculty and posts about our passion for our respective fields.
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Going to college is no small feat! Many students are not prepared for the amount of homework and studying that is required to maintain an acceptable grade point average and gain an overall valuable experience.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions helps students prepare to become future healthcare professionals through dynamic courses and accredited degree programs. While earning your healthcare degree, you will be studying to fully prepare you for a job in the healthcare industry. Here is a list of campus resources to help you in your studies as you go through your healthcare program:

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The field of healthcare informatics is growing at a rapid rate, offering exciting opportunities to those who are passionate about technology and healthcare. By earning a master’s degree in healthcare informatics from Grand Canyon University, you can prepare to use information technology for better decision-making and improved patient outcomes.

Wondering if this program is the right choice? Here are three signs a healthcare informatics degree is right for you:

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With the progression of technology and the need for advanced healthcare, Grand Canyon University offers opportunities for professionals seeking to change and better the healthcare system. A Master of Science in Health Care Informatics can help professionals to execute the implementation of advanced technology in healthcare facilities. A Master of Science in health informatics is perfect for those who are looking for innovative opportunities. Here are some potential career paths for those who choose to earn this degree:

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Responsible, hardworking and passionate. These are just three words that describe every healthcare organization’s ideal employee. Those pursuing a career in healthcare are well aware of the promises it holds: job security, variance of careers within the industry and the opportunity to incorporate helping others into your everyday job.

There is no doubt that healthcare is a field to consider, but how can a student studying healthcare become the most successful professional they can be? Here are some tips to help better prepare yourself for the workforce in the healthcare industry:

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By Pascale Lee, MHA
Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Grand Canyon University recently hosted Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology (HSET) Day. Formerly known as Health Sciences and Nursing Day, this event has expanded to include the growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

For this event, GCU invites high school juniors and seniors to our main campus in Phoenix to learn about career options in health care and STEM fields. During this event, these high school students have an opportunity to hear from speakers working in these fields, attend interactive presentations, tour GCU’s science labs and learn about GCU’s programs.

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By Abimbola Farinde, PhD, PharmD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professionals  

When I initially began my journey in the health care field, I never imagined that I would be given the opportunity to teach or instruct others about the profession that has become my passion.

The health care industry continues to grow. With this growth comes the demand for more highly trained and educated practitioners.

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