American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) welcomed incoming students in the Spring 2017 General Education Orientation in Room 206 on Friday, March 17, 2017. It is the goal of students in general education to become admitted into AUHS’ School of Nursing (SON) program however, they are missing prerequisite courses and other requirements. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, they will be ready to transition into the SON program. Dr. Marilyn Uvero, the AUHS Vice President of Operations and Development, was the first to give the incoming students a warm greeting.“Welcome to American University of Health Sciences,” said Dr. Uvero as she passed out her business cards to the attendees, “First and foremost, it is my responsibility to support you and help you succeed in this university. If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, my door is always open.”
Dr. Uvero then shared what programs the university provided as well as other opportunities that will be made available to the students in the near future.
“What we have to offer you now is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Technology, and a Master’s of Clinical Research,” said Dr. Uvero, “In the future, we will be offering a Master’s in Science of Nursing which will have different specializations including Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Leadership, Nursing Education, Master’s of Business Administration, Master’s of Health Care Administration, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). We are also working on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).”
Dr. Uvero told the new students that she looked forward to seeing them learn, grow, and succeed as they began their careers as registered nurses. She encouraged the students to make the most out of their time at AUHS and to immerse themselves into the university’s culture of care and compassion, academic excellence, and love of God. The next person to present at the orientation was Dr. Mok Chong, the AUHS Dean of General Education.
“I think it is very important to know what is expected of you when you first come into this university. You are expected to go to all of your classes and study hard,” said Dr. Chong, “It is my job to help you become successful. You have my full support and I will always be there for you.”
Students must complete their prerequisite courses in order for them to transition to AUHS’ SON program so it is imperative that they do well in their general education classes, according to Dr. Chong. The general education program offered the nine prerequisite courses the students are required to take: chemistry with lab, anatomy with lab, physiology with lab, microbiology with lab, college-level algebra, statistics, English composition, intro to sociology, critical thinking, and general psychology. Dr. Chong also shared how AUHS’ general education program was different from most nursing schools.“We are probably the only health science university to emphasize art,” Dr. Chong said, “You will have to take two art classes. You will also get to learn about different cultures.”
General education also taught students about God and Christian values, according to Dr. Chong.
“Christianity is one of the fundamental pillars of AUHS and I always try to incorporate God into my lecture,” Dr. Mok said, “In some of my classes, I read Bible scriptures to the students before we start the lecture. Then I will give them a quiz on what we read but this is one of the few things the students don’t have to study for to do well on. All they have to do is listen.”
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