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Nursing A
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Nursing

Nursing

College of Health & Education
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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The School of Nursing gives special attention to each student. We pride ourselves in knowing our students and helping them to achieve their educational goals. Faculty represent a full range of specialty areas in nursing and most are actively practicing as well as teaching. Our resources include modern nursing laboratories including state-of-the-art simulation equipment and academic electronic health records, supportive clinical partners within regional hospitals and community health-care agencies throughout the state.

Husson offers RN with an Associate Degree to complete their education through a RN to BSN track. Course offerings are online and designed for the working RN to complete the program without having to come on campus.

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The demand for registered nurses currently exceeds the supply, at both the local and national levels. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, experienced nurses earn over $72,180/year (mean) with those at the top of the scale earning $102,990 per year (2016). Entry level Registered Nurses on average can expect to earn $47,120 per year (2016).

Occupational Therapy / Healthcare Studies A
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Occupational Therapy, OT

Occupational Therapy / Healthcare Studies

College of Health & Education
Bachelor's, Master's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Occupational therapy education prepares you to work with people of all ages including those who have psychosocial, physical, emotional and developmental challenges that may interfere with living productive and meaningful lives. Occupational therapists work in many clinical and community based settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, clinics, and clients’ homes.

Husson University’s School of Occupational Therapy admits up to 40 first-year undergraduate students annually into the 5-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science(BS/MS) track. This program consists of 2 years of pre-professional coursework followed by 3 years of professional coursework. Students receive a BS in Healthcare Studies at the end of their fourth year of study and the MS in Occupational Therapy at the completion of the professional program.

A number of clinical experiences are embedded in the professional phase of the program including opportunities to participate in interprofessional activities in the SimLab and the ProBono Clinic. In addition, students complete 120 hours of fieldwork consisting of three Level I clinical fieldwork placements (40 hours total each) and two, 12-week full-time Level II clinical fieldwork placements (40 hours per week).

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U.S. News & World Report ranks occupational therapist as #18 on the Best Health Care Jobs List. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the employment of occupational therapists will grow 27 percent between 2014 and 2024. According to the same source, the average annual salary for occupational therapists was $80,150 in 2015. This may vary based on region and nature of employment, such as years of experience and administrative status.

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RN-to-BSN

College of Health & Education
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program is designed to meet the needs of busy professional nurses. Our online program allows you to continue working as you complete the additional education needed for career advancement.

We have more than a century of experience in educating professional nurses. RN-to-BSN faculty members at Husson are experts with years of experience in active clinical practices. Our program focuses on giving you the practical skills that modern nurses need to deliver patient-centered care through systems-based practice.

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Physical Therapy/Exercise Science A
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Physical Therapy, PT

Physical Therapy/Exercise Science

College of Health & Education
Bachelor's, Doctorate

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Physical Therapy (PT) is a healthcare profession that works to optimize a person’s function and movement. Physical therapists use examination, diagnosis and treatment to correct movement dysfunction; reduce pain resulting from injury, disease or disability; and prevent further movement dysfunction.

Husson offers an accredited Doctorate of Physical Therapy program (DPT) organized in a “3+3” year format. Students entering directly from high school complete three years of pre-professional courses, then progress to the three-year professional phase of the program. Students choosing to enter as a freshman into year one of the program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree at the completion of the fourth-year course requirements.

During the first three years, the pre-professional phase courses in the arts and sciences fulfill Husson’s general education requirement and prepare the students for the three-year professional phase of the program. 

During the three-year professional phase of the program, students take a wide variety of applied science and clinical practice courses. Students enrolled in the professional phase will be required to complete three clinical affiliations, some scheduled over the summer months. When all professional phase requirements are met, students receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

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Physical Therapists establish rewarding careers in private practices, hospitals, health and fitness centers, retirement and rehabilitation centers, schools and industry. Research and education organizations also offer career opportunities. According to a 2012 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of physical therapists nationwide is $79,860.

Elementary Education A
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Elementary Education, Elementary Teacher, Teacher

Elementary Education

College of Health & Education
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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At Husson University, the Elementary Education program is designed to prepare individuals for elementary and middle school (K-8) teaching certification. Throughout the coursework and classroom experiences, students learn and apply best practices for all major academic areas, including reading, math, science, and social studies. The program is comprised of a combination of professional education and liberal arts coursework. In addition, the program integrates substantial experiential learning through clinical, practicum, and student teaching placements in a variety of classrooms. Husson has developed the Elementary Education curriculum sequence to support the requirements of both the PRAXIS CORE and PRAXIS II examinations. The program has been approved by the Maine State Department of Education and incorporates Maine’s Teaching Standards and the Maine Learning Results.

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Elementary Education program graduates may choose to teach in the private or public school classrooms. Middle school instruction may focus upon one academic subject area, drawing upon the teacher’s area of concentration. Husson University prides itself on its high professional placement rate. While beginning teacher salaries vary nationally, career opportunities are becoming more plentiful as an increased demand for educators is projected over the next decade.

Program Bangor Westbrook Presque Isle Keywords Content
Clinical Mental Health Counseling A
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

College of Health & Education
Master's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) – 63 Credits

This CACREP accredited program prepares professionals for national certification and state licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Students take courses in individual and group counseling; theories; ethics clinical practice; as well as social and cultural competency. They also study diagnosis and treatment planning; addictions; crisis intervention and research applications. Field experience includes a 100-hour practicum and 900-hour internship in a clinical counseling setting.

The course sequence and content are guided by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the licensing requirements of the State of Maine.

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The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program combines preparation for certification and licensure with rich practice experiences for those seeking national certification and state licensure as a clinical Professional Counselor (Maine: LCPC) or Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).

MSN – Family & Community Nurse Practitioner (FNP) A
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Family & Community Nurse Practitioner, FNP, Master's of Nursing

MSN – Family & Community Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

College of Health & Education
Master's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – 48 CREDITS

The family and community nurse practitioner (FCNP) program is designed for those seeking to provide improved access to family healthcare. This Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited program leads to either a Master of Science in nursing degree (48 credit hours) or a post-master’s certificate. Graduates from the MSN-FCNP program are eligible to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialling Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. All courses are online or “hybrid” in nature.

Applications are completed through NursingCAS.org.

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Human Relations A
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Human Relations

Human Relations

College of Health & Education
Master's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Master of Science in Human Relations (MSHR) – 39 Credits

Students will develop skills in human development, as well as individual and group dynamics with a strong emphasis on communication skills. For the degree, students will complete 24 hours of core coursework in counseling. The remaining 15 hours are electives that may be taken from graduate programs in counseling, business, education, or criminal justice to tailor a graduate degree in human relations to the student’s area of interest. Graduates go on to work in positions in higher education, healthcare, business and banking, human resources, social services, and government.

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Occupational Therapy A
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Occupational Therapy, OT

Occupational Therapy

College of Health & Education
Master's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
The Occupational Therapy program at Husson University prepares graduate students for this high-growth profession and to incorporate creativity, flexibility and problem solving to assist clients with developing solutions for the challenges they face.

The standard MSOT is for students with a bachelor’s degree while the advanced MSOT is for students with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. Both programs emphasize research and critical thinking. This method prepares students to practice and contribute to evidence-based practices as practitioners. The program does have some prerequisite requirements.

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Physical Therapy A
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Physical Therapy, PT

Physical Therapy

College of Health & Education
Doctorate

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – 114 Credits

The graduate degree DPT program prepares students for clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist. Active learning strategies with integrated clinical experiences promote the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for clinical competence. The program admits students either as freshman entry or after completion of a science related BS degree.

Applications are completed through PTCAS.org

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School Counseling A
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Human Relations

School Counseling

College of Health & Education
Master's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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Master of Science in School Counseling (MSSC) – 60 credits

Husson University's school counseling program prepares students for certification as a professional school counselor in K-12 school settings. Students are prepared to work with children individually, in groups, and in classrooms within academic, career, college-ready, and social/emotional situations. A 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship further prepares professionals for counseling, leadership and consulting, along with school counseling program development and evaluation in schools. The M.S. in School Counseling program is CACREP accredited.

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Program Bangor Westbrook Presque Isle Keywords Content
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RN-to-BSN

College of Health & Education
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Westbrook
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Presque Isle
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The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program is designed to meet the needs of busy professional nurses. Our online program allows you to continue working as you complete the additional education needed for career advancement.

We have more than a century of experience in educating professional nurses. RN-to-BSN faculty members at Husson are experts with years of experience in active clinical practices. Our program focuses on giving you the practical skills that modern nurses need to deliver patient-centered care through systems-based practice.

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