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Keiser University

Clearwater, FL

7 Programs

Available Programs

  • Medical Assisting - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting Science prepares students to perform various clinical duties including taking patient histories, measuring vital signs, assisting physicians with examinations, giving injections as directed by the physician, venipuncture, performing CLIA waived laboratory tests, and performing electrocardiograms (ECG).

    In addition, students will learn clerical and administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records, and preparing insurance claims.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

    • Develop a student’s ability to perform various clinical, clerical, & administrative duties;
    • Prepare students with the professional skills needed for employment in Medical Assisting;
    • Prepare students to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credentialing examination given by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

  • Surgical Technology - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology provides students with the technical ability; knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of a healthcare team in hospital or surgical center operating rooms. Students receive instruction in essentials of healthcare, surgical instrumentation, anatomy, physiology, medical language and pharmacology. Graduates are prepared for employment as surgical technologists.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and objectives:

    • Integrate the surgical technology knowledge base in cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains; demonstrate skills following established criteria, protocols and objectives in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains;
    • Function safely, effectively and efficiently and exhibit ethical behavior in a surgical technologist role;
    • Apply basic scientific principles related to anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology for safe transfer, positioning, prepping and draping of surgical patients;
    • Describe actions and uses of anesthetic and pharmacological agents in the care of surgical patients;
    • Apply knowledge of interpersonal skills and communications relative to procedures and protocols from a surgical technologist’s perspective when working with patients, patients’ significant others, colleagues and other members of a healthcare team, as well as other members of the community;
    • Apply principles of asepsis in an operating room setting;
    • Demonstrate appropriate use and care of basic and specialty instruments and supplies.

  • Nursing - Associate
    Nursing

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing prepares students to practice professional nursing. Professional nursing involves the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and nursing skill based upon applied principles of biological, physical, psychological and social sciences. The nursing practice of a professional nurse includes but is not limited to:

    • Assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care;
    • Health teaching and counseling of individuals who may be ill, injured or infirm;
    • Promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others;
    • Administration of treatments and medications as prescribed in accordance with the standards of nursing practice.

    The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:

    • Students will utilize effective interdisciplinary collaboration within a health care environment;
    • Students will integrate evidence based technologies to support clinical decision making;
    • Students will utilize clinical judgment and reasoning to promote optimal patient care;
    • Students will model behaviors of professionalism in the pursuit of excellence;
    • Students will possess the necessary breadth of knowledge and skills for obtaining entry-level employment as a professional registered nurse.

  • Criminal Justice - Associate
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice presents the major components of the American criminal justice system. It includes criminal behavior patterns, law enforcement organizations, juvenile systems, legal principles and doctrines and fundamentals of criminal investigations. Courses utilize hands-on activities.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

    • To develop students’ understanding of the American criminal justice system.
    • To present students with an in-depth review of institutions, laws, theories and the players that make up the system.
    • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level criminal justice positions.
    • To prepared students for employment or advancement in criminal justice related fields.

  • Paralegal - Associate
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies prepares students to support attorneys in transactional and litigation fields through legal research, document drafting, case management, evidence gathering and the litigation procedure. Paralegals are often involved in trial assistance and other dispute resolution processes, as well as with preparation of real estate documents, wills, trusts, contracts, corporate matters and law office investigations.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objective:

    • To develop students’ written and verbal competencies, enabling them to think critically and communicate effectively.
    • To instruct students in analytical and technical skills.
    • To provide students with a sound understanding of a legal practice in the United States.
    • To prepare graduates to work as paralegals for lawyers in both civil and criminal practices in firms, businesses and corporations.

  • Information Technology - Associate
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Information Technology prepares students for an entry-level position in the field of Networking Administration, Programming, or Cybersecurity. Courses in each of the three concentrations prepare students to sit for industry-accepted competency examinations.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and goals:

    • To develop students’ abilities to administer, manage and troubleshoot hardware, software and services for single, mixed and multi-user environments
    • To assist students in becoming more adept in knowledge, theory and practice of network management, cybersecurity, and programming
    • To prepare students for positions as technical support specialists, help-desk technicians, systems administrators, computer security professionals, or entry level programmers
    • To develop students’ skills in inspection of security measures to protect data and the conduct of personnel in relation to protection of data
    • To develop students’ abilities to think critically and communicate effectively

  • Health Services Administration - Associate
    Education and Human Services

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Health Services Administration provides instruction in basic health services administration skills. Students use laptop computers to learn computer skills and software applications necessary to prosper in a healthcare business environment. The program prepares students in both business and health service administration, providing courses on business law, management and marketing principles, medical anatomy, physiology and terminology and front office management.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

    • To develop students’ understanding of software systems used in administrative healthcare;
    • To familiarize students with medical terminology, anatomy and physiology;
    • To train students in the application of business principles to healthcare administration;
    • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level employment in health services administration.

Accreditation

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Questions about the accreditation of Keiser University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Disclosure

Any Certificate or Diploma program that KU offers now or in the future are considered Gainful Employment Programs. While the non-profit status exempts them for disclosures related to Associates, Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs, any Certificate or Diploma programs are captured by the gainful employment rule.

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