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1 University of North Florida Brooks College of Health Pamela S. Chally, PhD, RN Dean

2 Our Mission The mission of the Brooks College of Health is to develop competent and caring health professionals for the 21 st century who are diligent in the pursuit of knowledge, make significant contributions to the communities and individuals that they serve, and become leaders of their chosen professions.

3 What Makes Brooks College of Health Unique? Hands-on learning experiences, internships, clinical practice, and networking opportunities Over 1,025 negotiated clinical contracts Transformational learning and study abroad opportunities Study abroad programs in Paris, Ireland, Belize, Ghana, People’s Republic of China, Austria, Egypt, Chile and St. Petersburg, Russia

4 What Makes Brooks College of Health Unique? Dedicated educators, nationally recognized in their areas of expertise Dr. Judith Rodriguez is named a “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council and is the immediate Past President of the American Dietetic Association. Dr. Lillia Loriz has received the Nursing Health Care Hero Award by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

5 What Makes Brooks College of Health Unique? Innovative faculty and student research Faculty, Michele Boling, awarded an NIH R03 grant to investigate risk factors for patellofemoral pain syndrome in military population. Student, Stacey Enriquez, traveled to South Africa to compare HIV care in South Africa -vs- United States Student, Rachel McCandless, and the Nutrition Club received the domestic project achievement award from President Clinton

6 What Makes Brooks College of Health Unique? Consistently high pass rates on national licensing exams RN Licensure Results – National 87.3%/UNF 94% Graduate Nursing Licensure Results – National 90%/UNF 100% Physical Therapy Licensure Results – National 86%/UNF 96% Strong Partnerships with major healthcare providers

7 Community Nursing Flagship  First flagship awarded in 2005 Why Community Focus?  Nurses need to know where patients come from and where they go after discharge.  UNF grads are prepared to provide care in hospitals, clinics, and the community through the integration of health promotion with care of the sick.

8 Accomplishments  Stellar School Award from the National Student Nurses Association, one of only 10 in the nation and the only Florida school  American Association of Colleges of Nursing Innovation in Baccalaureate Nursing Award  Florida Campus Compact Award for collaboration with Mission House

9 Accomplishments  Numerous faculty/student invitations to present at national nursing conferences  Many publications based on community engagement  Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral nursing programs received accreditation without recommendations.

10 Nutrition Flagship Goals  Goal 1: Expand collaborations with undergraduate students in community based learning activities. As part of an engaged department grant, students are involved in the community.  Goal 2: Prepare dietetic practitioners (Master’s and Doctoral level) who apply nutrition science and evidence based practice to promote health and prevent/treat obesity. Curriculum plans are developed to meet nutritional needs of community populations.

11 Nutrition Flagship Goals  Goal 3: Convert the current Master’s coursework to distance learning format. Faculty have begun to convert courses to distance learning format.  Goal 4: Prepare new degree application for a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) and achieve a sustainable clinical doctoral program. Doctoral curriculum has been designed in conjunction with consultants.

12 What does this mean for BCH/UNF?  High quality nationally recognized nursing and nutrition programs  Expansion of the Nutrition MS program to distance learning and creation of the 2 nd DCN in the United States  Increased opportunities to collaborate on research initiatives and share research resources  Initiated community nursing program helping to lay groundwork for Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

13 Plans for the Five Years Develop clinical doctorate in nutrition Add allied health programs in conjunction with the local community Increase use of simulation and distance learning Increase diversity of faculty, staff, and students Manage program expansion by responding to community needs within the constraints of available resources Encourage research activities to improve healthcare outcomes

14 The Future is Very Bright! Brooks College of Health

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