Friday, October 19, 2007

MHA Student Authors Article

Betty MacLaughlin Frandsen, a graduate of GPS and a current student in the MHA program, recently wrote an article for ECPN magazine and they published it as the cover story in the October issue. You can access the article at the following web site The title is A" View from the Other Side. What the Administrator Needs from a Director of Nursing."

Betty is the administrator of the Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, a 331-bed skilled nursing facility (Binghamton, NY). She was a director of nursing (DON) for 14 years and served for two years as President of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC) and five years as its Legislative Coordinator to Washington, DC.

Our congratulations to Betty. Well-done.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Radiologic Science Program

While our Bachelor Science, Radiolgic Science Major (BS/RS) has been quite successful, we are making some changes to make it even more so.

BS Major Name Change:

Students enrolling in the BS/RS have already completed their clinical work, coming with either an Associate's Degree or certification in radiology. Thus, to more accurately reflect what the major provides, we will be changing the name to Radiological Science Administration.

New Associate's Degree:

We are in process of creating a new Associate of Science, Radiologic Science Administration Major (AS/RSA). It will offer students from hospital-based certificate programs an opportunity to acquire an Associate's Degree and move smoothly into the Bachelor's Degree.

General Studies Courses:

New requirements by the Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology (JRCRT) require that certificate programs provide at least twelve semester hours of general education courses (humanities, sciences, etc.). We are contacting all of the accredited certificate programs in the U.S. letting them know that we can provide those courses to their students online.

All of these changes will improve our service to the radiologic technology community and will give us a significant marketing boost. We'll keep you posted on the results.