New SHHS Programs Gain Approval, Accreditation
Two new degree programs in the School of Health and Human Services have earned major distinction as its curricula continue to expand.
The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy program, was launched in April in Costa Mesa and Sacramento, was recently approved by the California Department of Public Health’s Radiologic Health Branch. It is currently the only approved Bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy in California, and prepares graduates to become integral members of healthcare teams using radiation to treat cancer and some benign diseases.
The Master of Science, Anesthesia program, which was also launched in April on the Fresno campus, has been granted full accreditation by the Council on Accreditation for Nursee Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). Graduates are qualified to sit for the national certification exam to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).
CRNAs throughout the country provide anesthesia services to patients across the entire life spectrum and for all types of surgical and medical procedures. CRNAs are the sole anesthesia providers in ninety percent of rural hospitals throughout the country, and the main providers of anesthesia to expectant mothers and to the men and women serving in the United States military.
The Nurse Anesthesia Application Deadline for the next cohort is June 30, 2012. For more information, contact the School of Health and Human Services.