Dean's Message


Dr. Amy Silva-Smith, Interim Dean

Welcome to the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus! Through smaller student/faculty ratios, interprofessional education, and innovative clinical education partnerships, we educate health professionals to provide knowledgeable and skillful care with compassion.

Whether you are seeking a health care degree, continuing education, or employment within our college, our website highlights our academic programs, faculty research, health-related services, and community partnerships.

Our location in Colorado Springs with spectacular views of Pike’s Peak, America’s Mountain, has provided us with many opportunities for community partnerships that directly benefit our students. We offer degree programs in nursing and health science areas such as athletic training, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, health promotion and nutrition. Our academic programs support the workforce needs of Colorado and beyond through face-to-face and online programs.

Our college faculty teach students to communicate, critically think and how to apply vital healthcare skills to clients and patients. Our students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned outside of the classroom through student experiences that are supervised by faculty that practice and mentor the next generation of healthcare professionals. We provide clinical student experiences at the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences in the Center for Active Living, Peak Nutrition Clinic, Nurse-Family Partnership, and the Primary Care Clinic. In 2020, we will offer interprofessional education through internships, practicums and independent studies in the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center on campus.

Our mission is to provide excellence in health professions education! We do this with highly-qualified faculty and staff, engaged community partners, and motivated students. We invite you to join us!

Amy Silva-Smith Ph.D., ANP
Interim Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences


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Last Updated: Sept 1, 2017
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