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CHHS is a globally inclusive leader for student-centered learning that improves the quality of life of populations we serve.


CHHS provides innovative, evidence-based education and scholarship that empowers students to advocate for the wellbeing of regional, national, and global communities.


Excellence • Integrity • Belonging • Innovation • Collegiality

Healthcare is Evolving

We offer programs in a variety of health and human services professions to help prepare our students to face the challenges of an always-changing health care world. 
Center for Simulation Education

NKU’s Center for Simulation Education

Our Center for Simulation Education uses technology and thoughtfully designed spaces to create a safe learning environment where students can practice real-life healthcare situations.  The center features nine inpatient simulation rooms including an operating room, and a multi-bed critical care room.  In addition, the center has a simulated home health environment, and eight examination rooms simulating an outpatient health environment.  The simulation spaces allow for exploration and learner-centered education. 

The Undergraduate Doctor

Xiangyue “Winnie” Wu has been many things: a doctor, a mom, a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, a surgical neurophysiologist. In December 2016, she became a registered nurse.

A Life Saved in Tanzania

“I can’t believe I almost graduated college without doing this. Working in Tanzania definitely taught me how to compromise and work with literally nothing.” test

Health from the Heart

"I want them to be aware of where that patient in that bed came from and where we’re sending them home—because there might not be one…”

Making An Impact

“Over the years I have realized that I really wanted to be more involved with my patients' care ... ”




Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved

The Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) has a proven record of stability in structure, collaboration with community partners, and service learning for students that allows it to meet the opportunities and challenges of healthcare to the underserved community.

Northern Kentucky Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative

The Northern Kentucky Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative (NIRC) positively impacts the health of northern Kentucky through the implementation of community-driven interventions based on interdisciplinary research methods, quality improvement initiatives, and the application of best practices.


Our programs require clinical experience so that students can learn by actually working in their prospective fields. 

Health & Human Services NEWS AND EVENTS

AHA Authorized Training Site


NKU Authorized
AHA Training Site

Registered participants must complete the HeartCode BLS online eLearning component from the American Heart Association before attending the hands-on practice/testing session.  This course can be found by going to Hover over courses drop-down menu at top of the webpage and choose to purchase Basic Life Support (BLS) HeartCode BLS ($28.50).  Once in the course, you will have a choice to choose one of two tracks, in-facility or prehospital.  You will choose the prehospital track. 

 FYI:  The online portion will take 1 to 2 hours to complete.

 After you register through AHA you will also need to register for the CHHS CPR Training ($25.00).  Registration link

Giving to the College

The College of Health Professions (CHP) is tackling the critical local need for healthcare professionals. A gift to CHP secures scholarships for current and future students, and supports program like the Nursing Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) where students provide health assessments in underserved communities.

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