May 24, 2017—National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) and University of Western States (UWS) have agreed to combine resources to expand continuing education (CE) opportunities for health care providers.
The new agreement will allow each university to serve a larger pool of practitioners and students in a more efficient manner. Both universities will develop a shared calendar for programs that will include online courses along with new live and pre-recorded webinars. National University will provide CE licensing for all coursework.
“Participants will benefit from the combined programs of both campuses as well as the additional online course offerings,” said Dr. Jenna Glenn, dean of the NUHS Lincoln College of Postgraduate and Continuing Education.
“This collaboration will enhance our ability to provide high quality continuing education programs to a broader range of constituents,” Alisa Fairweather, MPH, director of Continuing Education at University of Western States, added.
National University and University of Western States previously partnered with the signing of an articulation agreement in 2015. That agreement provided UWS students in the doctor of chiropractic (DC) program the opportunity to complete a doctor of naturopathic medicine (ND) degree at NUHS with advanced standing, saving both time and expense.
“We are excited to enhance our collaboration efforts with University of Western States,” said NUHS President Dr. Joseph Stiefel. “We are continually seeking new ways to make it easier for practicing health care providers to stay up to date on advances in the industry.”
“This partnership allows us to create institutional efficiencies,” said UWS President Dr. Joseph Brimhall. “It also means both universities will combine creative forces to provide cutting-edge continuing professional education to a broader and more diverse community of chiropractic physicians, naturopathic physicians, massage therapists and other healthcare providers.”
Students will be able to register for new collaborative continuing education courses starting in September 2017.