Manhattan Faculty has introduced the institution of its new Faculty of Well being Professions (SoHP), which is able to present college students with packages equivalent to nursing, bodily remedy and well being care informatics that may put together them for transformative careers within the well being professions. The brand new faculty will formally launch on July 1, 2023.
SoHP builds on and adheres to Manhattan Faculty’s Lasallian traditions and can try to advertise religion, respect, training, neighborhood and social justice. The Faculty would be the heart of high-demand areas of research and work that may put together college students to enter their respective fields as certified well being professionals with superior abilities and management talents. A number of well being specialties together with nursing have skilled extreme shortages lately, and the creation of the SoHP will assist assist employers making an attempt to maintain up with demand.
In recent times, the necessity for expert healthcare professionals has grown exponentially, and the Faculty is increasing its current choices together with many new packages to fulfill that rising want. The U.S. Division of Labor Statistics (DLS) estimates a 52.2% improve in demand for nurse practitioners (NP) between 2020 and 2030. The median pay for an NP is $111,680. The DLS additionally forecasts a 21% improve in demand for bodily therapists throughout that very same time interval with a median wage of $91,000 yearly. There are equally optimistic forecasts for doctor assistants, speech language pathologists, athletic trainers, psychological well being counselors and well being service managers.
“For the higher a part of two centuries Manhattan Faculty has been on the innovative of mixing liberal arts training with skilled coaching, producing engineers, lecturers, scientists, enterprise professionals and extra,” mentioned Kevin Cavanagh, ’96 ’00, vice chairman for enrollment administration. “With the creation of SoHP, Manhattan is taking the following nice step in its historical past by educating the well being occupation’s leaders of the longer term.”
In fall 2023, the SoHP will provide already current undergraduate packages in bodily training, allied well being, train science, nuclear drugs expertise, radiation remedy expertise, well being care informatics, public well being and graduate packages in marriage and household remedy, psychological well being counseling, and faculty counseling.
Along with these packages, the SoHP will present entry to postgraduate alternatives in a variety of disciplines, together with osteopathic drugs, bodily remedy, doctor assistant, occupational remedy, and pharmacology by articulation agreements that give Manhattan graduates preferential admission at a variety of establishments.
In fall 2024, the SoHP will launch its new nursing program. Within the coming years, the Faculty plans to launch further packages together with, bodily remedy, occupational remedy, speech remedy/audiology, surgical expertise, pharmacology and doctor assistant.
The institution of the SoHP will permit the Faculty to diversify and develop enrollment and income, strengthening the notion of Manhattan as an educational establishment looking for to fill the gaps in an more and more complicated healthcare system.
“We’re proud and excited to announce the institution of the brand new Faculty of Well being Professions at Manhattan Faculty,” mentioned Brother Daniel Gardner, FSC, president of Manhattan Faculty. “By coaching the following technology of nurses, bodily therapists, surgical technicians and different extremely specialised well being professionals, SoHP will proceed the Faculty’s custom of offering service for the higher good. It’s going to provide our college students the possibility to pursue in-demand careers which are additionally extremely compensated. It additionally permits the Faculty new alternatives for profitable enrollment and donor assist.”