Snapshot

Welcome to the JCHS Snapshot webpage! Jefferson College of Health Sciences is really hopping these days and we want to give you a glimpse into everyday life on our campus. From student activities to hosting VIPs from our community, there’s always something going on at JCHS!

This page will feature snapshots of students, faculty and staff, as well as guests, in our new spaces at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital and in our surrounding community.

We hope you enjoy these shots and will visit this page often to see new photos!

Wednesday, May 11 2016

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, students in the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Surgical Technology Program took the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) National Examination for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in the testing center on campus. The results were received on May 10, and the program achieved a pass rate of 100%.

To put this in perspective this achievement, the national pass rate is 70%. In 2015, there were 161 programs that achieved a 90% or higher pass rate out of 489 CHAAHEP and ABHES accredited surgical technology programs nationally.

The CST examination consists of 200 questions, 175 of which are scored. The 25 pretest items (unscored) are randomly distributed throughout the examination for the purpose of analysis and statistical evaluation. Out of the 175 scored questions, three of the students scored a remarkable 159, 156 and 155.

This achievement would not have been possible without the dedication to the high standards of Jefferson College by both students and the faculty of the Surgical Technology Program. Please join us in congratulating the Surgical Technology students and faculty on their hard work and outstanding achievement!

Wednesday, May 11 2016

The Annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) National Conference was held April 6-10, 2016 in Chicago. AOTA is the largest occupational therapy conference in the world, hosting over 10,000 occupational therapy practitioners, educators, students and researchers. The 2016 conference was the largest Annual Conference in AOTA's history.

This conference offered the opportunity to advance current knowledge with over 1,000 professional presentations. The conference expo had 350 exhibitors which allowed the students to learn about new and improved treatment ideas, seating devices, and meet authors of current references.

Jason Browning, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, along with students from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale presented on the occupation of sleep. Three Jefferson College Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy students also assisted during this presentation. Ave Mitta, Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, and nine Jefferson College students were in attendance.

Thursday, March 10 2016

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed members of Williams Memorial Baptist Church to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the Jefferson College Boardroom are (left to right) Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; Williams Memorial Baptist Church's Gevendin P. Lewis; Clarice E. Walker; JoAnn F. Hayden; and Erik Williams, Jefferson College Director of Development.

Thursday, February 25 2016

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed leaders from Wells Fargo to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the Jefferson College Boardroom are (left to right) Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; Wells Fargo's Chad Spangler and Julie Kern; Dr. Lisa Allison-Jones, Jefferson College Dean for Academic Affairs; Wells Fargo's Paul Bonell and Jonathan Mitchell; and Erik Williams, Jefferson College Director of Development.

Friday, February 19 2016

The week of February 15-19, 2016, Jefferson College of Health Sciences President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop and his family assisted with feeding hungry families in Good Neighbor Project at Nestor United Methodist Church in San Diego.

Thursday, February 18 2016

The 2016 graduating class of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Physical Therapist Assistant program. They had just finished a case-study activity with the Radford University PT students as part of our continued relationship with that program.

Friday, February 05 2016

The Physician Assistant Class of 2017 "Goes Red" for women with heart disease on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016! Keeping hearts beating happier and healthier for longer.

Thursday, January 28 2016

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed Jack Avis, Owner of Avis Construction, to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the Jefferson College Boardroom are (left to right) Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; Jack Avis; and Erik Williams, Jefferson College Director of Development.

Wednesday, January 20 2016

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed students from our sister city of Wonju, South Korea, to our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

Pictured above in the Jefferson College Boardroom are the students with Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College (back row, fourth from right); and Erik Williams, Jefferson College Director of Development (back row, far right).

   

   

Tuesday, January 19 2016

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) students and staff joined members of the General Assembly, who were in session in Richmond, Virginia, to lobby about scope of practice laws for PAs and laws to improve access to care in Virginia. The students discussed house and senate bills and talked to both senators and delegates about the legislation, which will be debated later this session. These are a few of our PA students with healthcare professionals and lawmakers during the visit.

    

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