CU offers several medical opportunities

CU offers several medical opportunities

Feb. 10, 2011
For Immediate Release

Campbellsville University offers several medical opportunities

 Brandy Pierce, far left, instructor in nursing, teaches Jennifer Vasquez, far right, a student in the
School of Nursing. Others watching are Cynthia Thomas and Nil Korkut.
(Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai "Max" Nergui)


By Elena Groholske, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.-- Campbellsville University is offering students several different ways to get into the healthcare profession. Options are available through Campbellsville University’s Technology Training Center, School of Business and Economics and the School of Nursing.

Job certification for medical support is available through Campbellsville University’s Technology Training Center. You can become a state registered nurse aide after only 80 hours of training, including 16 hours of clinicals.

The Technology Training Center offers clinical medical assistant certification through a 320-hour program which includes internships.

Carol Sullivan, director of the CU Technology Training Center, said, “CU’s Technology Training Center is happy to offer a variety of day and night classes to meet most people’s needs and work schedules. State testing offered at TTC is a great opportunity. CMA is one of the fastest growing jobs in the US. Three of our current students already have employment as CMAs. Phlebotomy is a hands-on, quick approach to a great career. All of our phlebotomy students have passed the national exam thus far.”

The Technology Training Center also offers a phlebotomy certification. Phlebotomy is a 120-hour program that includes 100 clinical hours. Certification provides the opportunity to work in a doctor’s office, hospital or work with blood drives.

Christie Glasscock, allied health facilitator, said, “Phlebotomy means ‘cut into a vein.’ It is the practice of drawing blood for lab testing. The exam is a nationally recognized exam through NCCT.”

For more information about CU’s Technology Training Center, contact Sullivan at 270-789-5392 or

Campbellsville University’s School of Business and Economics offers a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in healthcare management.

Dr. Pat Cowherd, dean of the School of Business and Economics, said, “The healthcare management field is increasing in popularity due to the many jobs that are expected in the future. Talented people are required to manage the many changes taking place. Our healthcare management students have the opportunity to make a major contribution to the industry.”

For those who have already earned their bachelor’s degree, there is also the opportunity for further education with the Master of Business Administration healthcare management track.

For more information about the School of Business and Economics, contact Cowherd at 270-789-5553 or

The registered nurse program starts at the Campbellsville University School of Nursing. You can receive your associate degree as a registered nurse; there is a high demand for this position with salaries ranging from $40 to $60,000 per year, according to Bob Wade, dean of the School of Nursing.

For more information about the registered nurse program, contact Jennifer Richerson, secretary for the School of Nursing, at 270-789-5155 or

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is

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