A Message from Dr. Nancy Gillespie, PhD, RN
A career in healthcare can offer you a promising future and many rewards. At the University of Saint Francis, a range of health care career choices at differing degree levels are available to you: associate degrees in Physical Therapist Assistant Studies, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology, a bachelor degree in Health Services, a graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and associate, bachelor and graduate degrees in Nursing. While each discipline focuses on a unique body of knowledge and set of skills, a commonality is the opportunity to care for others. Knowing that you are making a difference in someone's life can be deeply satisfying and meaningful, both personally and professionally.
Healthcare professions are some of the fastest growing career fields and are expected to continue to grow in demand. With a degree in a healthcare discipline from the University of Saint Francis, you will have many employment opportunities now and in the future. Classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences guided by faculty who are experts in their fields will prepare you for a successful and rewarding career. Be sure to visit our state-of-the-art Simulation Lab where we have high fidelity human patient simulators who are capable of interacting like actual patients.
As the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, I work closely with the Provost of the University and am responsible for the leadership of the School. I recommend to the Provost strategies to promote academic excellence, support institutional values, and fulfill the overall University mission and vision. I manage the ongoing operational, financial and personnel activities of the school as well as lead the faculty of the school in all academic matters, including continued development of goals, policies, strategic planning and evaluation, outreach and partnerships.
I along with the School of Health Sciences faculty and staff look forward to meeting you and being a part of your healthcare career. Our mission is “Grounded in Franciscan Values within an atmosphere of free inquiry, the School of Health Sciences fosters academic and professional excellence in leadership and service among a diverse community of scholars who are life-long learners.”