Kasiska College of Health Professions
Linda Rankin, Ph.D., and David N. Sorensen, Ph.D., Assistant Deans
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About the College
Kasiska College of Health Professions Mission StatementThe primary mission of the Kasiska
Collegeof Health Professions(KCHP) is to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Idahoand the greater community outside of through the education of students across five dimensions of the health professions: 1) physical, 2) mental, and 3) oral health, 4) rehabilitation and 5) wellness. Our mission is facilitated through excellence in research, community service, teaching and the application of technology, as well as strong leadership on issues related to health professions. Idaho
Five Goal Categories have been identified in the KCHP Strategic Plan in order to fulfill the mission of the college: Access; Teaching; Scholarly Activity; Community Service and Interprofessional Activity.
1. ACCESS: Providing the citizens of
with a wide variety of educational choices within the health professions through addressing availability of programs and resources, student recruitment, marketing and publicity. Idaho
2. TEACHING: Addressing faculty development, faculty recruitment and retention, and improvement of instructional capabilities.
3. SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY: Facilitating and improving faculty and student research and scholarly activity in the health professions.
4. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Facilitating the interaction of KCHP programs, faculty, staff and students with the general public and the professional communities within
and the country. Idaho
5. INTERPROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY: Encouraging interaction and collaboration among the college departments, professional disciplines and faculty on projects relating to teaching, research and clinical activities in the health professions.
The College is organized into a School of Nursing and the several departments listed below, and also includes the Institute of Rural Health.
Institute of Rural Health
School of Nursing
- 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
More about the Kasiska College of Health Professions
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 Marital, Couple and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling; Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Public Health, Master of Science degrees in Deaf Education, Dental 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. A Post-Master's Certificate is offered in all Master of Science in Nursing options. 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 Mobile, 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; 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 Family Nurse Practitioner Option, a Nurse Leadership Option, a Nurse Education Option, a Clinical Nurse Leader and a Clinical Nurse Specialist Option. All options are offered offered in Pocatello, Boise, Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls.
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Revised: August 2009