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Harrison College School of Health Sciences

A career in health care requires passion and a dedication to caring for others.

The School of Health Sciences at Harrison College is committed to providing the support and experience you need to put your passion to work as a nurse, medical assistant, surgical technician, medical laboratory techniciantherapeutic massage practitioner or one of many other professions. If you are ready to change your life by changing the lives of people who need your help, the School of Health Sciences may be the right fit for you. The School of Health Sciences instructors and staff want you to strive for a better education and a better future for yourself—and those you care about. Listen below to Harrison graduate Cheryl explain her experience within the School of Health Sciences.

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Accreditations & Partnerships

Some Harrison Health Sciences programs of study hold programmatic accreditation. Programmatic accreditation represents an independent third-party review of a program of study within an institution that has already earned institutional accreditation.

The following programs hold programmatic accreditation:

Associate of Science in Nursing

  • Indiana State Board of Nursing (PLA)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly known as NLNAC)

Medical Assisting Programs

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Surgical Technology AAS

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

RN-BSN

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Medical Laboratory Technology AAS

  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

 

Some accreditations are limited to specific campuses. Find more information about our accreditations and memberships.

"Harrison is credible because we not only get degrees from going here, but I know what I need to do. I know the information that it takes to do my job, and nobody can say that I don't know that." Marisa, Medical Assisting
Marisa, Medical Assisting

To find more answers to questions about health sciences programs, visit the health sciences questions page.

Meet Our Leadership

Our experienced leadership is committed to providing students an engaging learning environment and experiences that leave students feeling confident to thrive in their new careers. Our leadership, faculty and staff are the foundation of the School of Health Sciences—their industry expertise and dedication to excellence are what set us apart.

Vicki Thomas

Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Associate Degree in Nursing Science - University of Indianapolis
Role at Harrison

As Associate Dean and Curriculum Manager of Health Sciences, Vicki Thomas is responsible for curriculum review and accreditation compliance for 11 campuses, including distance learning. She monitors and enhances teacher effectiveness to ensure students receive the best education possible while at Harrison.

Professional History

Thomas began her career in health care as a hospital staff charge nurse, and has worked in higher education as an adjunct instructor at a community college. She also served as educator and supervisor in home health care. Prior to her time at Harrison, she was a medical program coordinator and instructor at Indiana Business College in Terre Haute, Indiana. As a volunteer, she assists with mission trips to Haiti, provides meals for the homeless and serves as an advisory board member for Cengage Medical Assisting. In addition, Thomas serves as a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).