Welcome from the Dean
Greetings, and welcome to the new Bachelor of Health Sciences program website! We hope you will find this to be a helpful tool as you search for information on this brand new degree program. Although this program falls under the School of Nursing & Health Studies, it is not a nursing program and should not be confused with one. But, a little bit more about us: we are a school that is constantly in motion, working to improve and expand our programs and student services to continue to meet the needs of our students and the community. We have just concluded several of our busiest years ever, from raising funds to complete the new Health Sciences Building to seeing it actually built before our very eyes, to being here in our new home and experiencing the impact it has on our students on a daily basis. And now for the next step – introducing this new BHS program to students and offering them a new opportunity to have an impact on healthcare in our community! It makes me realize how truly fortunate we are. These improvements will serve to enhance the UMKC experience for our students and prepare them well for the future.
As part of our growth, we’d like to highlight this brand new degree program, one that is not nursing-based. The new Bachelor of Health Sciences program will allow the school of nursing to continue to expand and offer students of all kinds a new degree option that will work as part of a growing heath care team in our communities. We are excited about offering this new degree beginning in the Fall Semester of 2011. We hope you will find all the information you need to consider this a degree for you!
As we enter the next growth phase of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, we hope you'll consider helping us along the way. Your support will allow us to provide scholarships to students in great need, carry out important community programs, continue critical research endeavors, and improve and enhance nursing and health science education by providing unique educational opportunities for students at the School of Nursing & Health Students. Whether it's in the form of a donation, volunteering for a committee, service on the Alumni Association Board, or starting your caring career in nursing or health sciences, we look forward to serving you and the community at large.
Lora Lacey-Haun, R.N., Ph.D.
Dean and Professor