Articles

Advice from a recent graduate, Mr. Richard “Lance” Boone (’17)

Posted on: 11/09/2017

I had the pleasure of attending Saint Francis University for my bachelor’s degree, which was partially online. I was amazed at the level of connection that online classes at SFU offered with fellow classmates and instructors. As a medical billing specialist, I enjoy the administrative side of the healthcare industry… Read more >


Providing Culturally Competent Care in Diverse Populations

Posted on: 11/09/2017

The United States is home to individuals from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Health providers must be knowledgeable of this diversity and be prepared to offer individualized care for all patients. Recognizing group health disparities and differing cultural belief systems will enhance the quality of care we provide… Read more >


Rubrics: A Blueprint for Student Success

Posted on: 05/15/2017

Written by Dr. Laurie A. Grosik, Assistant Professor, MHS Program Students often express concern with meeting faculty expectations for work quality in a graduate program. How do students know what an instructor expects in an assignment submission? How can you earn the greatest number of points for your work? Why… Read more >


Heart Disease: A Collaborative Approach to Disease Prevention

Posted on: 03/31/2017

Written by Dr. Melissa Kagarise, Assistant Professor, MHS Program As a cardiology physician assistant, a clinical lipid specialist, and an associate professor in the online Master of Health Science program at Saint Francis University, I am passionate about promoting good health and educating patients about cholesterol management. Cholesterol is an… Read more >


The Gift of Love and Prayer: Thoughts from a Mission Trip

Posted on: 03/13/2017

Written by Laurie A Grosik, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, MHS Program I’ve always felt the calling to participate in a mission trip, yet I wasn’t sure where that calling would take me.  When approached by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Representative at my children’s high school regarding an opportunity to chaperone… Read more >




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This program taught me many skills. Beyond learning more about the realms of healthcare, this program taught me to be a better speaker and a more efficient writer, which are skills I can use in any position. I also feel more able to handle conflicts by using the knowledge gained through the program.

- Coriann Stout, Online MHSc Graduate 2014