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Message from the Dean - Dr. Karen M. Daley

Dean Karen Daley

Dr. Karen M. Daley, Dean, College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions is made up of the following Departments:

Health Information Management

Nursing

Allied Health

Occupational Therapy

For more detailed information regarding each major and requirements please click on the Department to go to the Department’s webpage

Davenport University’ College of Health Professions prepares students to excel in the healthcare professions. As a College we seek to maintain the highest level of accreditation and academic excellence within the healthcare disciplines. As part of the Vision 2015, the College prepares graduates who are job ready and exceed employers expectations at the highest level of quality and standards of excellence rooted in a foundation of forward thinking, innovation and creativity.

As a professional college, we incorporate the DU Excellence systems principles throughout the curriculum. The values of the college reflect the University’s values of serving students with quality, trustworthiness, accountability, innovation and creativity and respect for people. We operationalize these values within a healthcare framework through an emphasis on respect and care for the most vulnerable, with compassion, and striving for professional excellence in all we do to educate future healthcare professionals.

A variety College of Health Programs are offered on 11 campuses state-wide. In addition we have 4 state of the art nursing simulation labs in Grand Rapids Lettinga campus, Lansing, Midland , and Warren with additional learning labs for Medical Assisting in Lettinga, Saginaw, Lansing, Battle Creek and Warren. As we work to prepare interprofessional education experiences, we have begun incorporating interdisciplinary simulations throughout the health profession curriculum.

We continue to use the Davenport model to develop leading edge healthcare programs to meet the needs of our students and the emerging healthcare economy. To that end we are proud of our new Master’s of Science Occupational Therapy which launched in Fall of 2014. This program uniquely addresses the current healthcare needs through state of the art graduate curriculum and practice-based education prepares students to be exceptional practitioners in Occupational Therapy. Another new program launched in 2014 is the Master's in Health Informatics and Information Management Management. This program is an interdisciplinary graduate program providing a unique blend of business, technology and health care education to prepare leaders in current health systems environments.  We were also approved by the Board of Trustees for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.