The Health Sciences Program is responsible for supervising and scheduling all classes
offered in nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting as well as monitoring
and coordinating the use of program classrooms and laboratory equipment by program
personnel and students.
The department is also responsible for compliance with rules and regulations of the
nursing (LVN and RN), Dental Boards of Examiners and of the Department of Health Services,
as applied to the appropriate programs. The program coordinates selection of students
and requisitioning of supplies, equipment, textbooks and library materials, as well
as preparation of all course syllabi for the nursing and allied health programs.
Other responsibilities include selection of appropriately qualified faculty as outlined
by the Boards of Nursing and other entities' statutes. The Dean of Health Sciences
is directly responsible for supervision of each program, faculty, students, and curricula
as mandated by the appropriate board.
Santa Maria Campus, M-132
Telephone extension: 3384
Fax number: 922-1403
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dean: Larissa Nazarenko
Department Chair: Sue Reardon
Department Secretary: Tawnya Karstrom, Program Technician
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"In ten month's time I've gained the knowledge and skills to provide myself with a new, fun and interesting career in the dental assisting field. I've had instructors who are in the field and it really helped me to become prepared and know what's expected of me when I start at an office. I'm excited about the dental program: it took me from being stuck at a career roadblock to having almost endless career opportunities."
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