Brooks College of Health    

Significant Activities in the College during 2006-2007

Student Recruitment

Minority Enrollment: BCH minority enrollment continues above the University percentage-currently the UNF enrollment is 21% minority while the BCH minority enrollment is at 25%. Full-time equivalents (FTEs) increased from 826 to 916. An increase of approximately 10%. 

 

Programs

Two doctoral programs were added, a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Both of these programs were approved through the Florida Board of Governors and SACS. These programs are important to quality health care in the Jacksonville area. Student enrollment is robust and quality coursework was developed. A Bachelor in Health Administration was approved by the Board of Trustees.

Accreditation: The public health self study was written and submitted to the Council on Education for Public Health. An accreditation visit is anticipated during spring of 2008.

The Community Nursing Flagship program continues to excel. A National Institute of Health grant was received by Dr. Barbara Kruger. Multiple faculty presentations at national and international conferences were given. The Student Nurses Association won a national award for their community based curriculum. Flagship outcomes were met.

Passing rates: Programs met goal of surpassing national and/or state average on licensure/certification exams. Nurse Practitioner passing rates 100%, RN 96%, Athletic Trainers' 52%, 91% and 76% respectively, Physical Therapy 98%, Nutrition 78%.

Assessment: The first year of Assessment Cycles were completed with recommendations identified to improve learning outcomes. These recommendations will be implemented during 2007-2008.  

 

Faculty  

 Recruitment: Hired 13 faculty members (some part-time). Three individuals are Asian in ethnicity. Two newly hired staff are African American and one is Hispanic.

Activity & Scholarship: Two Dean's Professorships were awarded and a Summer Research Grant.

Faculty journal articles increased from 0.7 to 1.2 per faculty member. Faculty presentations increased from 3.3 to 3.7 per faculty member.

 

Community Partnership

Initiated the Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy under the direction of Dr. Yank Coble. A successful Caring Community Conference was held in September of 2007. Outcomes include the prioritization of health related needs for the community that will be addressed via a Health Care and Bioscience Council.

Relationships with over 350 community facilities continue as excellent resources for students and faculty.

Raised over $5.5 million dollars in private funding to support scholarships, professorships, and programs in the College.