Northwestern Health Sciences University has completed its fall term with about 80 new students enrolled in five new degree programs. The students, all from the Twin Cities area, had their educational plans interrupted by the sudden closing of Argosy University of Eagan in March. Thanks to swift action by NWHSU and the Higher Learning Commission, they were able to quickly resume their educations and make progress toward their degrees and careers.
The commission approved NWHSU to accept students transferring from Argosy in five degree programs: Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting, Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology, Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy, Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.
NWHSU offered all five programs to new students in its winter term, which began January 6. The programs include coursework, lab sessions and supervised clinical training, leading students to careers in growing and financially rewarding professions. Medical assistant jobs are projected to grow 29 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Careers in the other fields are projected to grow between 12 percent and 15 percent.
Dale Healey, dean of the College of Health and Wellness at NWHSU, said the new programs represent an opportunity for NWHSU to expand its offerings in important and professions that are in demand.
“We are pleased to have these new programs and students at our university, and we’re excited to welcome the new students who are enrolling in them moving forward,” he said. “Our university is exclusively focused on health sciences education and training the next generation of health care leaders. These programs provide opportunities for meaningful, impactful and rewarding careers for our students.”
Students interested in the programs can contact NWHSU at [email protected] or 952-885-5409. More information also is available at nwhealth.edu/admissions and at a Jan. 11 Discovery Day event. Learn more about that event and register at info.nwhealth.edu/discovery-day.