Summer Soak Up incentive starts May 1

If you're considering a career in health care, there is no better time than now to explore the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program at National University. For the summer only, NUHS is offering a visit incentive program called Summer Soak Up!

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If you visit the campus between May and August, you'll receive double the tuition credit normally offered. For the bachelor of biomedical science program, students will receive a $500 tuition credit toward their first trimester. However, this is a limited time offer for summer visitors only.

Throughout the summer, National University will host multiple visit events during the week. The Student for a Day events for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program are offered on May 25, June 15 and July 14. This event allows you to get a first-hand understanding of what it's like to be a student at National University. You will experience an extended visit in which you will be able to:

• Sit in on a class lecture
• Shadow a clinic intern or clinician
• Enjoy lunch with current students and faculty
• Meet with admissions and financial aid representatives
• Tour the campus and university housing

National University is a great place to start your journey into healthcare.  If you're unable to attend a group event, you can plan an individual tour specific to your interests. The Illinois campus is beautiful this time of year, allowing you to combine your visit with sightseeing in the Chicagoland area.

For more information, visit Summer Soak Up, call the Office of Admissions at 800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu.

Pathway to a career in health care

Over half of the  "100 Best Jobs" are in health care, health care support or science, according to U.S. News & World Report. So while a career in health care is a no-brainer, a bigger challenge is choosing the specific profession that's right for you. How and where should you pursue the required education? What kind of career opportunities will there be? These can be daunting questions for anyone.

Teachers And Student With MicroscopeIf you're considering a career in health care, your undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences can be a great place to start. This degree puts you on the path toward a career in health care. While you're completing your degree, you can continue to explore your next health care move.

At National University, you will be at the same campus as students who are earning their advanced degrees in several health care fields. This type of environment will allow you to explore your options much more in-depth.

You can choose from graduate programs in chiropractic medicine (DC), naturopathic medicine (ND) and oriental medicine (MSOM) and acupuncture (MSAc). With more Americans choosing complementary and alternative medicine treatments (about 4 in 10, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), it is an exciting field to be in. An additional advantage is that Bachelor of Biomedical Science students at NUHS can save up to a year off their education by combining a BS with either a DC or an ND degree.

You also have the option of earning your doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree from our Florida site. National University's program is offered at the St. Petersburg College located near Tampa Bay, an area experiencing some of the highest demand for health care workers, according to ABC News.

National University's BS degree is an excellent gateway to a prospering career in healthcare. Contact Undergraduate Admissions Counselor Deb Cascio at dcascio@nuhs.edu or (630) 889-6577 to learn more. 

Take Advantage of Campus Visit Day

Going back to school to finish your bachelor's degree may seem intimating and overwhelming at first. But if you're still on the fence, Campus Visit Day on March 4 can be an easy way to get started.

CVDOffered only twice a year, Campus Visit Day lets you test out the college experience for a day to see what feels comfortable. National University does a great job of immersing you in interactive and hands-on experiences during their Visit Day events. You'll get to enjoy a continental breakfast, a program overview, campus tour, a chance to meet current students and alumni, and learn the details about admissions, financial aid, housing, student clubs and much more. 

You will also get the chance to have all your questions answered. Part of the day includes a panel where current students get a chance to discuss their own experiences. One common theme among panels is the supportive communities within the individual programs. Students share study guides, organize study groups and encourage each other to take a break.

These kinds of activities along with the chance to meet faculty and staff can help dispel any fears and put you on the right track toward completing your degree. You'll probably be surprised how many other people, just like you, are deciding to go back and complete their bachelor's degree. 

We know you have lots of questions about course credits, financial aid, career opportunities and how to fit our convenient evening classes into your already busy life. We understand what an important step going back to school can be, and provide as much support and information as possible to help you make the right decision.

If this isn't enticing enough, National University offers a special tuition incentive that several students take advantage of. If you attend Campus Visit Day, you'll receive a $250 tuition credit for your first trimester! There is still time to register.

To hold your place for Campus Visit Day on March 4, register online, or call 1-800-826-6285. You will receive a confirmation packet with directions and a schedule of the day's events.

For questions or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu

Chicago area home to many health care opportunities

One of the great things about earning a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences at National University of Health Sciences is that it opens the doors to other advanced degrees in health care along with careers in education, research, sales, medical practice, hospitals and institutions.

11_28_08 Chicago Sky LineNo matter what career in the health care field you're interested in, the Chicago area, where National University is located, is a great place to start. It is home to one of the largest health care communities in the country with over 120 hospitals and hundreds of area clinics, giving you countless opportunities to pursue various types of health care careers.

Chicago's prominence in the health care industry only continues to grow. Highlighting this, the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC), an innovative research and education collaboration, recently received a $21 million donation renewal from the Searle Funds at Chicago Community Trust. 

The money will help fund additional biomedical research along with Chicago-area forums for academic and industry scientists to discuss entrepreneurship and commercialization of their ideas and research.

This type of funding is just one example of the support that exists for this important field in the Chicago area. It will also ensure that Chicago remains a thriving center for health sciences innovation. Beyond NUHS, students can expect many local opportunities to pursue as they continue their careers in health sciences.

For those interested in medical practice, Chicago's sprawling metropolitan area will allow you to tap into the third largest potential patient population in the country. With over 2.6 million people living in Chicago and over 4 million in the metropolitan area, your potential patient base is both immense and diverse. 

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science program, which allows you to complete your degree in as little as 16 months, puts you on the fast track toward pursing your choice of health care field. For a full-list of career opportunities available for those with a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences degree visit the NUHS website. For questions or more information, call our Office of Admissions at 800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu.

 

New law could increase opportunities for biomedical students

The academic and research community received some good news this week. If you've been considering a career in biomedical research, the future in innovation looks very bright!

BS ImageOn Dec. 13, President Obama signed a bill that will significantly help advance innovation in biomedical research. The bill will spend $6.3 billion on various medical research initiatives and makes regulatory changes designed to speed the approval of new drugs and medical devices.  

The bill, called the 21st Century Cures Act, has been a hot topic among news outlets as it will greatly impact and make changes to our current health care system. This amount of funding is significant and could mean much more grants and opportunity for those interested biomedical research.

In my last blog post, I discussed the already growing field of biomedical engineering--a career path that will certainly benefit from the passage of this bill. However, current biomedical science students could soon benefit, as well. A portion of the bill also encourages the creation of special initiatives and prizes for young scientists interested in certain kinds of research.

You too could be part of this shift toward more innovative healthcare. A great way to get started is with National University's biomedical science program, which allows students to tailor their degree to their specific goals and a variety of career opportunities. For questions or more information, call our Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu.