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Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host a series of “Friday Drop-In Sessions” this June and July for prospective students and their families. Participants can drop-in to the Office of Admissions on the college’s campus at 101 Elm Avenue in Roanoke, VA any time between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the following Fridays:

  • June 2, 2017
  • June 16, 2017
  • June 30, 2017
  • July 14, 2017
  • July 28, 2017

The sessions will give prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the 23 academic programs at Jefferson College, and why the college’s graduates earn the highest starting salaries in Virginia*. Admissions Counselors will be available during these sessions to speak with visitors about their career goals and discuss which educational opportunities may be right for them.

Everyone is welcome to participate and admission is free.

To participate, those interested can sign up at http://www.jchs.edu/friday-drop-sessions

* State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 2016 Post Completion Wages of Graduates Report.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

The Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation hosted the third annual Be Exceptional Luncheon on May 23, 2017 in Charter Hall at the Roanoke City Market Building in downtown Roanoke. The guest speaker for the luncheon was The Honorable Sherman Lea, Sr., Mayor of the City of Roanoke. Approximately 160 friends and supporters, as well as students, faculty and staff of Jefferson College, filled the hall to celebrate the College and the recipients of the College’s annual alumni awards.

The Jefferson College Alumni Awards Program was created in 2015 to honor outstanding graduates with two awards, the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Recent Alumni Achievement Award.

The most prestigious award given by the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award is given to members of Jefferson College’s alumni body who have achieved national, regional, statewide, or local prominence either in their professional fields or through their involvement in civic, cultural, or charitable activities. The following were named the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards:

  • Kathleen A. Baudreau, MSN ‘10, Vice President of Clinical Advancement and Patient Safety, Carilion Clinic
  • Christina E. Gardner, MSPA ‘05, Physician Assistant and Fellowship Director, Carilion Clinic & Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Melissa R. Harper, ASN ‘90 & BSN ‘97, RN Team Lead - Forensic Nurse Examiner, Carilion Clinic
  • Debra T. Huddleston, MSN ‘07, Vice President, Medicine, Carilion Clinic

The Recent Alumni Achievement Award honors Jefferson College of Health Sciences graduates who, at the early stages of their career, have distinguished themselves and demonstrated promise of even greater achievement. These awards are given annually to graduates of the last ten years who have attained notable achievements in their field or endeavor. An alumnus/ae may receive this award only once and remains eligible for the Distinguished Alumni Award. The following were named recipients of the Recent Alumni Achievement Awards:

  • Amanda Wrenn Brendel, ASN ‘06 &, BSN ’10 & MSN ’15, Operations Director – Emergency Department, Carilion Clinic
  • Jonathan K. Fiedler, MSOT ‘12, Occupational Therapist, Friendship Health and Rehab Center
  • Margaret H. Perry, MSN ‘07, Nurse Educator, Carilion Clinic
  • Karrie N. Wills, BSN ‘11, Senior Director - Pediatrics, Carilion Children’s

For more information on these recipients and the Alumni Awards Program, visit www.jchs.edu/alumni.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host an online information session for our Post-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program on:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 4 to 5 p.m. 

The event will give prospective students the opportunity to 
learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Jefferson College for practicing nurses with RN credentials.

Everyone is welcome to participate and admission is free.

To participate, those interested can RSVP at http://www.jchs.edu/bachelor-science-nursing-rn-bsn-online-information-session

Participants will be contacted with instructions for how to log on remotely to the information sessions.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host multiple information sessions for our Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOT) program on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 22, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.

These sessions are offered online only.

The events will give prospective students the opportunity to 
learn more about the new DOT degree at Jefferson College.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

To attend in person or online, those interested should RSVP at 
http://www.jchs.edu/doctor-occupational-therapy-dot-information-sessions

Participants will be contacted with instructions for how to log on remotely to the information sessions.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic, invites those interested in learning more about our Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant (PA) to attend information sessions on the program this spring and summer. 

Sessions will take place on the following Fridays:

  • April 28, 2017
  • June 9, 2017
  • July 21, 2017

Each session will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 616 on the Jefferson College campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, 101 Elm Street SE, Roanoke, VA  24013. 

At this event, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, the PA profession and how to apply. In addition, representatives from the Jefferson PA program will be on hand to speak individually with prospective students and their families. 
Please note that all sessions will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Those planning to attend should preregister online at 
www.jchs.edu/jefferson-college-health-sciences-physician-assistant-program-information-sessions

Driving directions and maps to the Jefferson College of Health Sciences campus can be found on the College’s website by going to www.jchs.edu/maps-and-directions

More information about the Jefferson College of Health Sciences PA Program is available by going to www.jchs.edu/degree/master-science-physician-assistant

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is an affiliate of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.


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Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will offer “Senses and ScienceAbility: A Day of Immersion in Arts and Sciences Explorations” on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the college’s campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, 101 Elm Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013.

This FREE event, hosted by the Arts & Sciences Department of Jefferson College and Carilion Clinic’s Children’s Hospital, gives children of all ages and adults the chance to experience the world of science through interactive experiments, activities and presentations. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on during the event to learn more about the world around them.

This event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is encouraged at http://www.jchs.edu/sensesSpace may be limited, so register today!

Those attending can participate in any of the following events during the day:

Workshops and Interactive Presentations

• Cells: The Good, The Bad, The Cancerous

• The Chemistry of Cooking

• Thee Invisible World Around Us

• Compassionate Design Workshop: Keeping Babies Warm

• Children’s Storytimes

• Literacy: Early Literacy Strategies and Explorative Learning

• Grossology

• Artbots

• Magnetic Painting

• Lab Skills Workshop

Inquiry Experiments

• Bones

• How Do Antacids Work?

• Let’s Get Charged!

• How Do Diapers Work?
• Heart Rate and Activity

Activities

• Kids’ Yoga

• Obstacle Course

• Making Molecules

• Skeletons Display

• Tactile Explorations

• Bubbles

• The OR Experience

• Catchin’ the Waves: Sound, Light, Resonance

• It’s ALIVE: Exploring the Diversity of Life

• Story-sharing through visual art expression

• What Does Your Nose Know?

• Environmental Impact!

• Exploring Emergency Services

• Breathing: Respiratory Therapy

• Anatomage Table: Virtual Exploration of the Human Body

Driving directions and maps to CRCH on the Jefferson College campus can be found on the College’s website by going to www.jchs.edu/maps-and-directions.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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On Monday, Jan. 30, Carilion Clinic and Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed Senator Tim Kaine. He spent the morning visiting with leaders, faculty and students, discussing health care and education.

Earlier this month, Senator Kaine was added to the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Senate Committee. And while he’s always had a passion for education and health, he noted how important his discussions with Carilion, Jefferson College and other health care related organizations were to his understanding of the issues.

After an early morning meeting with leaders at Carilion, Kaine joined Jefferson College president Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, on a tour of the college, including the ambulance simulator, the Virginia Intercollegiate Anatomy Lab and the respiratory therapy lab. The innovative learning environment was impressive, he said, and they added to his conversations with students and administrators, in his ongoing effort to understand better the intersection of health care and education.

Kaine is approaching his new role like he has approached his previous roles as governor of Virginia and mayor of Richmond, with a strong focus on collaboration. He talked of sitting around the table with all health care stakeholders to discuss what is, and what is not working, in order to spur progress and move forward. He hopes to use face-to-face dialogues, like those at Carilion and Jefferson College, to spark much needed conversation in Washington.

More than 80 students spent time with Kaine during his visit, and they probed him on issues as varied as the future of the Affordable Care Act, Congress’s involvement in mental health care, the health insurance marketplaces, and student loan debt. According to Kaine, student loans are at the forefront of his concerns, and he offered a preview of what might be coming. The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will be rewriting the Higher Education Act, he said, which will directly impact financial aid for students across the state.

Kaine left students with one piece of advice. He hopes they will think of their jobs as health care educators, not solely as healthcare professionals.

“We will never like the outcomes we’re getting if we’re not more focused on health promotion,” said Kaine.

While he acknowledged that many concerns exist about the ongoing changes in our state and national government, Kaine said the “Affordable Care Act debate will shape students’ careers.” He believes that by speaking to everyone affected – patients, students, physicians, health care organizations, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies – “we will find the path we need to follow [for success].”

ABOUT CARILION CLINIC

Carilion Clinic is a tax-exempt health care organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through hospitals, outpatient specialty centers and advanced primary care practices. Led by multi-specialty physician teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. For more information visit www.carilionclinic.org/about.

ABOUT JEFFERSON COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private college owned by Carilion Clinic, offering doctoral, graduate, bachelor and associate degrees to more than 1,000 students in Southwest Virginia. To find out more information, visit www.jchs.edu or www.carilionclinic.org.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host three information sessions for our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program on:

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

These sessions are offered both online and on campus on the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, 101 Elm Street SE, Roanoke, VA  24013

The events will give prospective students the opportunity to 
learn more about the DNP degree at Jefferson College.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

To attend in person or online, those interested should RSVP at 
www.jchs.edu/doctor-nursing-practice-dnp-information-sessions

If participants choose the online option, they will be contacted with instructions for how to log on remotely to the information sessions.

Driving directions and maps to CRCH on the Jefferson College campus can be found on the College’s website by going to www.jchs.edu/maps-and-directionsMore information about the above programs can be found the College website at www.jchs.edu.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host online information sessions for our Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOT) program on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 6-7 p.m.

Learn more about the NEW Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOT) degree at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free. The sessions will be offered online only.

To RSVP, go to: www.jchs.edu/doctor-occupational-therapy-dot-information-sessions  

Registered participants will be contacted with instructions for how to log on remotely to the information sessions.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.


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The next Within Reach program in Roanoke will shed light on the depth and breadth of health care career options and what it takes to get there.

 

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is teaming up with the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Western Community College, and Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program to help area students understand what health care educational offerings are available in the Roanoke and New River Valleys — and to realize that a health care career is within their reach.

 

Representatives from each of the schools will discuss a range of health care careers and offer tips on preparing for these training programs. The event will take place Nov. 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, located at 2 Riverside Circle in Roanoke.  An information fair starts at 6 p.m.

School representatives will highlight more than two dozen academic programs, including those that lead to a certificate in medical laboratory science or practical nursing; an associate degree in such fields as respiratory therapy or surgical technology; a bachelor’s degree in a range of fields, including emergency services or health care management; a master’s degree in such fields as nursing; a doctoral degree in translational medicine; or a medical degree. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

“We’re hoping to reach students who never even considered a career in health care as a possibility,” said David Trinkle, associate dean for community and culture at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. “This includes high school and college students as well as mid-career professionals.

 

Participants will learn that many different professions are within their reach, and that once they get a job in health care, their futures abound with many more opportunities.”

 

Also invited to attend are teachers, school counselors, and parents.

 

The event is free. Ample parking is available. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held Nov. 28, at the same time and place.

 

For more information about Within Reach, call the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine at 540-526-2565or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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