Kasiska College of Health Professions
Delane C. Kritsky, Ph.D., Associate Dean
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About the College
The College is organized into a School of Nursing and the several departments listed below
- Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Education of the Deaf
- Dental Hygiene
- Dental Science
- Family Medicine
- Health and Nutrition Sciences
- Health Care Administration
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Physician Assistant Studies
- Radiographic Science
School of Nursing
Mission and Goals of the College
The primary mission of Kasiska College of Health Professions is to enhance the quality of life of Idaho residents through leadership in education of health care professionals. Our mission is facilitated through excellence in teaching, research, community service, application of technology, and by fostering inter-professional activities.
The goals of the College are:
1. To provide the residents of Idaho with a wide variety of accredited educational choices within the health professions.
2. To maximize the transfer of professional knowledge, skills, and values to our students.
3. To engage in professional research and other scholarly activities.
4. To serve the public and professional communities.
5. To promote meaningful interaction with members of the campus and professional community.
6. To provide resources to facilitate growth and development of the college and of individual departments and programs.
7. To develop technological assets to facilitate college and departmental functions and operations as well as to enhance statewide health care expertise and education.
The Kasiska College of Health Professions offers programs of professional education leading to Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiographic Science; Associate of Science degree in Sign Language Studies; Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Education; Bachelor of Science degrees in Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Educational Interpreting, Health Care Administration, Health Education, Nursing, Radiographic Science, and Speech Pathology and Audiology; Master of Counseling degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs and College Counseling; Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Public Health, Master of Science degrees in Deaf Education, Health Education, Nursing, and Speech-Language Pathology; Clinical Doctorate in Audiology; Doctor of Physical Therapy; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Counseling. The Dietetic Internship Certificate Program is offered at the postgraduate level. Each curriculum combines a core of liberal arts and professional subjects with clinical experience.
The Kasiska College of Health Professions cooperates with the Creighton University Boyne School of Dentistry and basic science departments at Idaho State University in offering the first year of dental education through the Dental Science Department. Students then spend their second, third, and fourth years at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The college also administers the Medical Residency Program leading to a certificate in family practice and the Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program leading to a certificate.
For the purpose of providing opportunities for students to obtain appropriate clinical experience, the Department of Dental Hygiene operates the on-campus Dental Hygiene Clinic; the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Education of the Deaf operates the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinics; the Family Practice Center provides outpatient medical services to the community; the Department of Dental Science provides services to the community through Pocatello Family Dentistry; the Department of Counseling operates the Family Education and Counseling Center, the Department of Nursing operates the Senior Health Clinic, and the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy operates the Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic.
The college delivers outreach Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs for registered nurses in Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. Outreach programming also includes the Bachelor of Science degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology and in Educational Interpreting; the Master of Counseling degrees in Mental Health and in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling; the Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Dietetic Internship, all in Boise. The Master of Science in Nursing includes a Nurse Practitioner Option, a Community Based Nursing Leadership Option, and an Education Option. All three options are offered offered in Pocatello, Boise, Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls.
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Revised: May 2002