Psychology/Human Services

Healthcare Administration

The Health Administration program offers an articulation agreement that applies to the A.S. degrees with the Social and Psychological Sciences option, for students seeking admission to the fully online Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (B.S.H.A.) program at Montana State University Billings.

The Health Administration Program is designed to educate and prepare individuals to be health care leaders who can meet the challenges of health care in our region, advance the quality of care delivered to all and meet anticipated workforce needs in a variety of positions in health administration.

The program offers the ability to enhances the depth and quality of education through partnerships in the community, provides a variety of instructional formats responsive to the needs of students, including online, offers both a field experience and an internship as well as finishes with a six credit senior internship. Students will develop skills and can apply the conceptual foundation and competencies learned in the classroom and develop skills in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, organizational management, human resources, outcomes evaluation, creative thinking, and technical areas. Careers in health administration include a wide range of management and administrative positions in health-related organizations and health service delivery systems.

Registered Nursing

The Associate of Science degree program prepares graduates to function as members and leaders of health care teams in various health care environments. The curriculum focuses on preparation for employment. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination from the Montana State Board of Nursing. After passing the examination, the graduate becomes a Registered Nurse (RN). The Associate of Science Registered Nursing degree program is ACEN accredited.

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This subject is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior in humans and other animals, including the biological bases of behavior, learning and memory, cognition, motivation, developmental and social processes, psychological disorders, and their treatment. Students will receive an introduction to the relationships between neurological structures and mechanisms and their corresponding psychological cognitive processes. Origins and adaptations of structures and behaviors as well as the methods used to study these relationships are also reviewed. Clinical applications of course material are examined as this subject serves as an exploration of the scientific study of how people think about one another, influence one another, and relate to one another. It emphasizes the situation, the person, and personal reactions to situations, as well as the application of social psychological principles to different societies and cultures.

Social Work

This degree program is specifically designed for students seeking admissions into the School of Social Work at the University of Montana-Missoula. Upon completion of this degree, students desiring a B.S.W. are eligible to apply for admissions into UM-Missoula’s School of Social Work’s fully online or Missoula-based programs.

Note: This degree offers eligibility for application to the School of Social Work at UM-Missoula and does not guarantee admission.  For additional details, please contact Helena College Admissions Counselor Kylie Parker at 406-447-6904. 

Licensed Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing C.A.S. Certificate of Applied Science uses specialized knowledge and skills that meet the health care needs of people in a variety of settings under the direction of qualified health professions. The curriculum focuses on preparation for employment. Students learn practical nursing skills through independent study, lectures, simulation demonstrations, and practice in the skills lab. Under instructor supervision, students also provide patient care in a variety of health care settings. The program is approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the National Council of Licensing Examination (NCLEX) LPN licensure examination from the Montana State Board of Nursing. Upon passing the examination, the graduate becomes a Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN. This program will not begin until Spring 2018 with prerequisites offered starting Fall 2017.

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