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Who We Are

Tim Dunnagan

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University. Regardless of your area of interest, I assure you that each of our programs feature exceptional faculty and staff who are here to make your learning experience relevant and meaningful. In the clinical disciplines, every member of the faculty holds an appropriate license or certificate in her/his field and brings with her/him years of experience in the practice setting.

Our College offers high quality undergraduate degree programs in nursing, radiologic science (including specialties in medical sonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, and PACS administration, general administration), respiratory care, environmental and occupational safety and health, health informatics and information management, health science studies, and pre-professional emphases. Graduate offerings include a Master of Public Health in prevention and intervention programming, system analysis and innovation, and health management and leadership, as well as graduate certificates in health services leadership, addiction studies, and gerontological studies. A master’s degree in population health nursing is the newest degree that was added to the array of graduate offerings. Information on any of these programs can be found on the individual departmental websites linked to this website.

Students are our priority. As a student, you will become part of a dynamic learning community that offers academic challenge in preparation for a career of service. All students participate in a curriculum that combines classroom sessions (traditional, hybrid, and web-based), laboratory activities and simulation, with internships and practicum experiences designed to stimulate critical thinking, foster clinical skill development, and better enable adaptation to the ever-changing health care work environment.

One major advantage enjoyed by students and faculty at Boise State is the close knit relationship with health care partners in the surrounding community. The success of our programs and the opportunities for our students are inextricably linked to the connections we enjoy with hospitals, state and regional agencies, and a host of nonprofits. To that end, many of our graduates are current leaders in the acute care and community/public health settings.

So, please take some time to visit the web pages on this site in order to discover for yourself the advantages of attending Boise State. Regardless of your major, rest assured that each of us is here to see that you are challenged not bored; stretched but not broken; and shaped so that you can discover and better appreciate the wonder of your place in this world. Thanks for visiting!

Dr. Tim Dunnagan
Dean and Professor
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