How to Start An Allied Health School
This involves helping our clients understand all the legal and financial requirements around university establishment, as well as providing marketing and branding advice to ensure their university or college stands out from other educational institutions.
Our competitors can only offer a limited service, either licensing or accreditation, as most don't have the skills or team required to provide a turnkey service. This is why EEC stands out from the crowd – we can offer our clients everything they need to get their university off the ground easily and efficiently.
At EEC we're looking at building a long-term relationship with our clients, where launching a university is only the first step.
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For those who wish to start a school offering allied health care programs, the approval process is often more approval-intense than other types of career schools because the school must not only seek approval as an institution from its state’s Approval or Licensure Authority but, in many cases, must also seek the approval/accreditation from the State’s Board of Nursing or Health Department for the particular programs that they may wish to offer.
Here are some examples:
Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program, Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS), certifies nurse assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs) and hemodialysis technicians (CHTs) and maintains a registry for these categories of health care workers. ATCS’s responsibilities also include oversight of training programs, instructor qualifications, and Competency Evaluation programs.
Even though each individual state decides licensing requirements, most states do not at this time. California requires all phlebotomy technicians to be certified and have a state license since 2006. Upon completion of the program, students should receive a certificate of completion and become eligible for certification in the State of California as a Certified Phlebotomist Technician level 1 through DHS, Field Services.
Employers prefer to hire experienced workers and may prefer certified applicants who have passed a national examination, indicating that the phlebotomy technician meets certain standards of competence. You should consider getting your Phlebotomy Technician Program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Although there is no state licensure for phlebotomists, those who obtain certification from national credentialing agencies such as the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians will have a better chance for employment. To be eligible to take the certification exam, the student must complete one year as a part-time phlebotomist or six months as a full-time phlebotomist or successfully complete an accredited phlebotomy training program, including at least 100 documented successful venipunctures and 25 documented successful skin punctures. Continuing education hours are required every year to maintain certification.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Technologist
Upon completion of an MRI Technology program, graduates should be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) National Certification examination. www.armrit.org
According to the ARRT, Radiologic Technologist is a term that describes not only radiographers, but also radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, sonographers, and MRI technologists. Upon completion of an MRI Technology program, graduates should be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination http://www.arrt.org/
Your MRI Technology program should seek a programmatic accreditation by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). It takes 8-24 months for the accreditation process. http://www.jrcert.org
Sonographers or Ultrasound Technologists
Although Ultrasound Technologists are not required to meet licensure requirements in California, employers may require credential(s) offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Graduates of the Ultrasound Technology program may be eligible for ARDMS exams. For more information about the ARDMS exam requirements, visit http://www.ardms.org
Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse
The law does require individual Vocational Nurses be Board of Vocational Nursing And Psychiatric Technicians BVNPT certified to work. To get the LVN license it′s required to pass a licensing examination after completing a state-approved Vocational Nursing program. Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination to become certified after completion of the program
The law DOES require Psychiatric Technicians to be BVNPT certified to work. To get the Psychiatric Technician license it′s required to pass a licensing examination after completing a state-approved Psychiatric Technician program that is approved by the BVNPT.
There is no national licensure examination for PTs. The BVNPT Board develops and administers a year-round computer-administered examination to approximately 1,000 applicants annually at 24 test centers. When a PT applicant is approved, a Notice of Eligibility and Candidate Handbook is mailed. The applicant is responsible for calling the toll-free number to schedule an appointment to test.
The law does NOT require Medical Assistants to be state certified to work. The certification is voluntary. Graduates of a program should receive a certificate upon completion and would be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant exam sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
Medical Billing and Coding
The law does NOT require State certification to work.
The law does NOT require state certification to work. Most municipalities require that you become licensed if you are going to practice in the Massage field. In California, each county determines its licensure requirements.
No special license is required for Surgical Technologists; however, most hospitals require certification. Surgical technologists can become Certified Surgical Technologists (CSTs) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (formerly the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologists (LCC-ST)). Surgical technologists must renew their certification every four years. They may participate in continuing education hours or retake the certifying examination.
The list goes on. We believe the best way to realize your vision is to write a thorough business plan. We have assisted many clients to formulate their business plans thereby making the task of applying for licensure a great deal easier. A well-written business plan for a college or school will incorporate many of the items that are required for a successful application. We can help take your ideas and strategies and put them down on paper in a well-thought-out road map for success.
I can walk with you through the whole process of obtaining your State license and accrediting your school and even running the school while being compliant with all legislation of your state and Accrediting agency and ensure your success.
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