Berkeley College students enrolled in the Health Services course Long Term and Residential Care heard from a panel of healthcare professionals from the northern New Jersey area on August 11, 2016 at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ.
“I wanted a good mix of speakers in the healthcare profession who would have messages that would resonate with our students,” said Michael Ruiz de Somocurcio, Professor, Health Services, Larry L. Luing School of Business®.
While giving the students a deeper understanding of what their careers in healthcare entail, the speakers reinforced the importance of having passion.
“I find my work exciting,” said Donna Ambrose, Liaison, Ascend Hospice, Cranford, NJ. “Every day is different, and you never know what’s going to happen, but you have to have a passion for healthcare.”
Lisa Rhoads, Administrator, CareOne at The Cupola, Paramus, NJ, said, “You might have to start at the bottom and just get your foot in the door, but if you’re like me and you care about helping people, you’ll love it. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.”
The two additional speakers who participated in this panel were Judy Amir, Essex County Liaison, Ascend Home Health, Rochelle Park, NJ; and Beth Stasyshyn, Vice President of Business Development, CareOne Management, LLC, Fort Lee, NJ.
Berkeley College offers an AAS in Health Services Administration and a BBA in Health Services Management through the Larry L. Luing School of Business. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a Health Services student club, which offers guest speakers and learning beyond the classroom. Graduates may pursue positions with hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and numerous other types of healthcare-related facilities.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption A: Healthcare professionals from northern New Jersey participate in a panel presentation for Berkeley College students enrolled in the Health Services course “Long Term and Residential Care,” on August 11, 2016 at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ. From L to R: Panelists included Donna Ambrose, Liaison, Ascend Hospice, Cranford, NJ; Judy Amir, Essex County Liaison, Ascend Home Health, Rochelle Park, NJ; Beth Stasyshyn, Vice President of Business Development, CareOne Management, LLC, Fort Lee, NJ; and Lisa Rhoads, Administrator, CareOne at The Cupola, Paramus, NJ.