A Note From The Associate Dean of Nursing:
Now could be the perfect time to seek the next level of your career pathway. The healthcare world is evolving, and current providers/caregivers are seeking ways to train up or transition as new opportunities emerge or become open due to retirements and shifts in responsibilities.
The University of Providence offers a variety of Health Professions programs: undergraduate and graduate, degrees and certificates, clinical and non-clinical. Explore our offerings in the Health Professions division to determine which program is the right fit for your short- and long-term career goals.
– Dr. Frankie Lyons EdD | Associate Dean of Health Professions
- Doctor of Education in Adult & Community College Education, North Carolina State University
- Masters in Healthcare Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Director of Healthcare Administration Programs, School of Health Professions
- Radiography Program Director
- Staff Radiologic Technologist and Mammography Technologist
- Associate Dean/Division Chair Health Programs, School of Health Professions, University of Providence
- Interim Executive Dean, School of Health Professions, University of Providence
- Dean/Health Science Division Director, Great Falls College Montana State University
- Dean, School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety, Davidson County Community College
- Masters in Healthcare Administration Leadership Courses, University of Providence, 2018 – Current
- College Leadership for Graduate Students, North Carolina State University, Community, 2015
- Medical Terminology, Great Falls College Montana State University, 2014 – 2018
- Radiography Coursework, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 1996 – 2011
- American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
- American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiological Sciences (AEIRS)
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
- North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT)
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at NCSU, Excellence in Teaching Award at RCCC, Support to the
- Mission of the College Award at RCCC, Patriotic Employer Award at RCCC.
Three Questions With Frankie Lyons
- What are the key strengths of our program? How do you plan to continue strengthening them?
- Designed for working professionals.
- Online, didactic coursework
- Clinical programs have regional labs offered on weekends.
- Strong partnerships with Providence Health System (PHS),
- Faculty are practicing professionals who bring real-world experience and job-required skills to the students.
- Designed to be affordable and competitive.
- Cohort model to build relationships and peer learning and enhance retention and success.
- Seeking additional partnerships beyond PHS.
- Where do you see the future of healthcare as a profession? How do you plan on preparing students for the future?
- Healthcare is continually evolving. The future will incorporate more technology and artificial intelligence (AI) into care models. Adaptability will be a required skill and competency for all healthcare professionals now and into the future.
- What is your advice to someone who is considering a healthcare career?
- Take advantage of opportunities to connect and network with classmates, faculty, and staff. These connections will prove vital as you grow and transition professionally. Consider yourself a “life-long learner.” And seek ways to apply the learning from your courses immediately in your work life to reinforce learning and solidify your competencies.