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Welcome to Health Professions

Welcome to the Division of Health Professions website. By navigating around this website you will find information on Temple College's exciting health professions programs. You can learn about our Associate of Applied Science Degree programs in Biotechnology, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing and Respiratory Care. Also available are Certificate programs in Biotechnology, Vocational Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Paramedic and Surgical Technology and Advanced Technical Certificates in Biotechnology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Students in the Dental Hygiene program practice clinical skills in the Jean and Ralph Wilson Dental Hygiene Clinic. Surgical Technology students work in a mock operating room equipped with a high-fidelity patient simulator. Students in the Emergency Medical Services and Respiratory Care programs learn clinical skills in mock emergency department treatment rooms and intensive care rooms and on two fully-functional ambulances. Students in nursing work with patient simulators in mock patient care rooms. All students in the Health Science Center and the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center enjoy state-of-the art learning environments with "Smart Classroom" technology used to enhance the didactic portions of their programs. Please see the websites of the individual programs for more detailed information.

Lee Ogburn-Russell is the Associate Vice President for Health Professions. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master's and Doctoral Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Ogburn-Russell has previously taught in Nursing programs at several universities in Texas and Wyoming. Immediately prior to coming to Temple College, Dr. Ogburn-Russell was the Associate Executive Director of Research and Education at Scott and White Memorial Hospital for 17 years. In that capacity she was responsible for the educational services for nursing, allied health and medicine in addition to administrative responsible for the research support services.