The BSHS program is a full or part-time course of study designed to enable students with a previous associate degree in radiography or respiratory care to earn a baccalaureate degree in Health Sciences. This degree program may be completed by other allied health professionals if the original course of study was from an accredited allied health program.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program builds upon previous education and aims to broaden the skill set of the allied health professional. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program will be prepared to meet the changing needs of healthcare institutions in a variety of settings. Additionally, graduates will be prepared to assume leadership responsibilities and affect patient outcomes.
Graduates will be prepared to function as collaborative members within the healthcare team. Knowledge of leadership and management, health provider systems, communication, critical thinking, legal-ethical and teaching-learning principles, evidence-based practice, accounting, and culture care values will be integrated into the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences curriculum.
Students will learn to critique research findings for utilization, study current trends in health care, examine historical and political influences in the health care system, and apply evidence-based research and practices in the clinical setting.
Graduates will be educated to demonstrate the knowledge, proficiency, and cultural competence of an educated person, including the ability to synthesize general and professional education into clinical practice. The BSHS degree will further reinforce accountability for life-long learning and professional career development. Graduates will be prepared to practice in diverse healthcare roles, including leadership and management positions, and provide knowledgeable and competent care across many healthcare settings.
The purpose of the BSHS program is to teach students to apply the contents of scientific inquiry within an ethical, cultural, historical, and philosophical framework. This BS completion program strives to provide students with the opportunity to examine the philosophical foundation, principles, methods, and assumptions of professional scientific disciplines and to explore how these disciplines interact with other disciplines in the provision of evidence-based health care.
General education and health science courses are designed to meet the changing needs of healthcare institutions and to prepare the graduate for leadership responsibilities. Faculty and students partner in a collaborative manner to achieve educational outcomes. Program faculty facilitates this learning process by designing learning methods and environments that are challenging and increasingly complex. Students are responsible for the quality and quantity of effort put forth in the educational endeavor. The career-ladder approach to professional education and practice is one valid choice for students and forms the basis for lifelong learning within the BSHS program.
Start Dates for BSHS: 1/16/18, 8/20/18, 1/14/19
Admission requirements for the BSHS degree program are as follows:
1. Proof of state licensure or certification in a health sciences profession2. Graduation from a professionally accredited health sciences program3. Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from an Associate Degree Program4. If English is not your native language: Confirmation of fluency in the English language or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (written), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (internet-based) with a score of at least 23 on the speaking portion of the exam5. Readiness to enroll in statistics
Respiratory Therapists and Radiographers graduating from an accredited diploma program may be considered for admission and will be required to complete the following undergraduate courses from an accredited institution of higher education: written communication, oral communication, humanities, psychology, and college level algebra. These courses are in addition to the required general education courses required for the BSHS degree. Students graduating from allied health professions other than Radiography and Respiratory Care will have credits evaluated by the Registrar and respective Program Directors on a case by case basis.
There is no time limit on the acceptance of credits obtained for professional licensure/certification.
Only courses completed with a grade of “C” or above will be accepted for transfer credit.
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission to the College:
Application Fee: $50.00
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts mailed to:Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences2122 25th AvenueRock Island, IL 61201
Advanced standing credits (75) will be awarded for completion of an Associate Degree in Radiography or Respiratory Care based on transcript evaluation. Other Allied Health graduates will have their transcripts evaluated and transfer credit will be awarded according to Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences policy. Transfer credit will be awarded in the following categories:
Natural Sciences 8-11 Credit Hours
Communication 6 Credit Hours
Math 3 Credit Hours
Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours
Humanities 3 Credit Hours
Health Sciences 51-54 Credit Hours
Diploma graduates will be required to complete the general education courses required of Trinity College Associate Degree students prior to admission into the BSHS program. Courses include the following:
Written Communication 3 Credit Hours
Oral Communication 3 Credit Hours
Math 3 Credit Hours
Psychology 3 Credit Hours
Humanities 3 Credit Hours