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What Does a Health Educator Do?

The general public’s initial reaction whenever a rapidly emerging disease or virulent outbreak begins to occupy the news cycle can often be characterized best as “fearful” or “panicked”. Using the current Ebola crisis in West Africa as an example, figures … Continue reading

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Outside the Mainstream

Medicine, as a field, is perpetually evolving to suit the latest discoveries regarding the human body and its capacity for healing. As we grow to understand more about the most effective treatment methods for contemporary illnesses, one of the more … Continue reading

Career Profile: Healthcare Administrator

The rapidly growing discipline of healthcare administration refers to the organizational leadership of a variety of different medical services organizations. Currently, the field is abundant with opportunities. As recent policy reform changes the way people receive medical benefits, hospitals and … Continue reading

Advanced Healthcare Degree Programs: MPH, MSHA, and MHSc

Post-bachelor students and health professionals seeking greater leadership roles in healthcare have a number of options for continuing education open to them. Three of the most sought-after advanced healthcare degree programs are the Master of Public Health (MPH), the Master … Continue reading

Taking Steps Towards Nursing Career Advancement

The largest and fastest-growing healthcare occupation, nursing comprises a workforce of more than 2.74 million as of 2010. Projections released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in February 2012 showed that the number of employed nurses is expected to … Continue reading

Why Ongoing Education is Vital to Magnet Accreditation

The gold standard for nursing throughout the U.S. and around the globe, Magnet accreditation is a prestigious designation conferred by the American Nurses Credentialing Center on healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing. Approved in 1990, the Magnet Recognition Program … Continue reading

Dr. Edward Mihelcic Becomes Full Professor

Saint Francis University would like to congratulate Dr. Edward Mihelcic on his promotion from adjunct associate professor to full professor in the Master of Health Science program! Dr. Mihelcic currently serves as the Chair/Research Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Department. … Continue reading

SFU Ranks High in Return on Investment

In a recent list released by, St. Francis University was ranked 18th out of 402 academic institutions in the state of Pennsylvania in “Return on Investment”, or the amount of increased earnings graduates can expect upon earning a degree. … Continue reading

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