Allied Health Programs
The School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is dedicated to providing high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare individuals for a variety of professional healthcare roles and to be conscientious, contributing members of their profession and society.
Undergraduate Studies In Allied Health
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS)
The BSRS program offers students an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become radiologic technologists. Radiologic Sciences is a healthcare profession combining state-of-the-art technology and imaging techniques with human compassion to provide a rewarding career. Through the use of ionizing radiation, radiologic technologists produce diagnostic images used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. As professionals, radiographers are required to observe the ethical and professional standards expected of all persons involved in caring for patients in health care settings.
What are some career fields available to me if I major in Radiologic Technology?
- Bone densitometry
- Cardiovascular-interventional radiography
- Computed tomography
- General radiography
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Medical equipment sales
- Quality Managment
- Radiology Information Systems
With additional education you could practice in:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Medical Dosimetry
- Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Sciences Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, phone number 312-704-5300, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.jrcert.org..
Radiologic Technologist to Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (RT to BSRS)
The RT to BSRS program provides an individualized plan of education to assist technologists, who are ARRT registered in Radiography, in gaining the skills necessary to meet their future career goals. This program was designed for technologists who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree. The technologist may earn credit without enrollment in 44 hours of radiologic sciences courses. Northwestern State University offers an individualized plan for learning to assist radiologic technologists registered in radiography who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic science. The length of the program will be based on the amount of prior academic coursework completed. Our mission is to provide students with the education to promote success, professionalism, and opportunity in the radiologic sciences.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health (BASAH)
The NSU School of Allied Health offers the Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health degree completion program to help healthcare professionals obtain a bachelor’s degree. The program is offered entirely online, making it accessible and convenient. The BASAH program is well suited to be offered online and allows working healthcare professionals to continue in their current positions while completing degree requirements. The length of the program is based on the amount of prior academic coursework completed. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree allows associate degree allied health professionals to transfer general education and up to 30 hours of clinical coursework credits to meet requirements of the program. The BASAH program is designed to prepare graduates to work in multiple clinical settings or prepare for other areas of career advancement.
What are some career fields available to me if I complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health?
- Quality Improvement
- Healthcare educator
- Management positions in health care
- Clinical instructor
- Professional development coordinator
- Medical sales
- Supervisory positions in healthcare
Graduate Studies In Allied Health
Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS)
The Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences Program at Northwestern State University provides a specialized program of study that will prepare baccalaureate radiologic sciences professionals to become leaders in the radiologic sciences. The MSRS program offers two concentrations in the areas of radiologic sciences education and administration. The program allows radiologic sciences professionals to earn a graduate degree in their discipline and to develop skills that will assist with career advancement within radiologic sciences education and administration.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Interventional Cardiovascular Technology
The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, will provide baccalaureate prepared students with specialized cardiovascular technology education. Upon completion of the program, students will have the theoretical cardiovascular knowledge necessary to obtain advanced certification in invasive cardiovascular technology.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in MRI
The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is specifically designed for registered radiologic technologists who desire to obtain certification in MRI under the new American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) post-primary pathway requirements. The post-baccalaureate certificate program will:
- Provide students the knowledge and skill needed to safely obtain MRI images;
- Promote the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to perform MRI imaging;
- Provide instruction in MRI imaging procedures, sequencing parameters, physical principles of image formation, & data acquisition and processing;
- Promote patient safety MR imaging; and
- Prepare graduates to pass the MRI national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Kelli Haynes MSRS, RT, (R)
Program Director, BSRS: Associate Professor
Shreveport campus office 209 | 318-677-3071
Laura Aaron PhD, RT, (R) (M) (QM)
Allied Health Programs – Northwestern State University
Administrative Assistant for Allied Health
Shreveport campus office 202 | 318-677-3020.
Kari Cook MSRS, RT, (R)
Alexandria campus office 212 | 318-449-7859
Tammy Curtis PhD, RT, (R) (CT) (CHES)
Shreveport campus office 203 | 318-677-3067
Kendall DeLacerda MSRS, RT (R)
Co-Clinical Coordinator: Assistant Professor
Alexandria campus office 213 | 318-449-7858
Becky Farmer MSRS, RT, (R) (M)
Shreveport campus office 207 | 318-677-3066
Joel Hicks EdD, RT, (R)
Director of School of Allied Health: Associate Professor
Shreveport campus office 403 | 318-677-3072
Jennifer Michael, MSRS, RT (R)
Co-clinical Coordinator: Assistant Professor
Shreveport campus office 201 | 318-677-3095
Ben Wood Ed.D., RT (R)
Co-Clinical Coordinator: Associate Professor
Shreveport campus office 227 | 318-677-3080
Northwestern State University and the following Universities have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for articulations with associate degree programs. The articulations will allow students to complete their Associate Degree and transfer their credit hours to Northwestern State University in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Allied Health.
Bossier Parish Community College
Delgado Community College
Fletcher Technical Community College
Baton Rouge Community College
Nunez Community College