Adventist University is a private, not-for-profit college that affiliates itself with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Adventist University began originally as Florida Hospital and specialized in training nurses so that healthcare would be available for everyone. In 1992, the hospital opened Florida Hospital College, which changed its name in August of 2012 to Adventist University of Health Sciences. Adventist University is a member of the Adventist Health System in Florida Hospital’s University and holds over 2,000 beds in Central Florida, making it the largest of more than 350 Adventist healthcare facilities around the world.
Adventist University prides itself on providing students a solid foundation of educational experiences with a strong commitment to quality and excellence. Their main goal is for students to experience nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship while learning the skills to provide the best possible patient care. Adventist University strives for its students to be leaders who will practice healthcare as a ministry, not just a career. Christian professionalism is an integral part of its programs and practices to produce spiritual development within the field of health care. Campus Ministries are a vital part of student life, providing students with Christian educational experiences that include assembly programs, music, drama, and the camaraderie of Christian friends. Students will have access to the Florida Hospital Seventh-Day Adventist Church, which is within walking distance of the campus.
ADU has a four-year undergraduate degree with around 2,600 undergraduate students and offers a much smaller graduate program with around 70 graduate students. Eighty percent of students are women and 58 percent of all students are Caucasian, 16 percent are Hispanic, 16 percent are African-American, and the remainder are a cluster of many different races.
Adventist University of Health Sciences is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Certificates, Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degrees as well as by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-Day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities. It is important to note that many educational institutions holding regional accreditation do not recognize credits or degrees earned at institutions that are nationally accredited. This is an important distinction if you plan on transferring credits from one college or university to another during your degree program, or if you plan to pursue advanced degrees at other colleges or universities. Specific programs are accredited by different accreditation and licensing bodies.
To provide convenience for those who may not be able to attend class sessions, ADU offers both online learning (distance learning) and campus learning to current ADU students. Both options provide flexibility to learn on your own schedule, offer structured classes, and offer a virtual community featuring weekly course chats that allow you to interact with professors and classmates. Contributing to academic excellence on-campus is a Learning Resource Center and the Robert Arthur Williams Library containing outstanding collections of print and video information in nursing and allied health fields.
Both in-state and out-of-state tuition cost $10,030 for the 2011-2012 school year, which is 23.7 percent less expensive than the average for all Florida Colleges and Universities. There are about 200 dorm rooms available to students, which cost around $5,400 per year.
About 96 percent of students receive financial aid, which is 6.7 percent higher than the average for all colleges and universities. Financial aid that is available includes the following: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Academic Competitive Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), Florida Pre-Paid Tuition Plan, Federal Stafford Loans — Subsidized and Unsubsidized, Federal Parent Loan (PLUS), VA Benefits, and Outside Private Grants and Scholarships. You need to apply for financial aid every year starting in January ADU recommends that you have your taxes completed. You can apply for financial aid before applying to the school, while applying to the school, or after applying to the school. The Financial Aid Office is responsible for processing all of the financial aid documents you submit.
Degree choices include baccalaureate degrees in nursing and radiologic sciences. Associate of science degrees in diagnostic medical sonography (general or cardiovascular ultrasound), nuclear medicine, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, pre-professional studies, and radiography. Certificate programs are available in advanced placement - diagnostic medical sonography, advanced modalities - cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, mammography, and nuclear medicine. General education courses in liberal arts and sciences are also taught on campus.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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