AHEC - North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program

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NC AHEC offers a variety of continuing education (CE) programs and technical assistance services to practicing health professionals and agencies in the state. AHEC is expanding access to its CE programs through distance learning and other instructional technology.

AHEC Continuing Education Attendance: 2012-2013
Allied Health
4,320
Dentistry
4,202
Medicine
127,156
Mental Health
28,598
Interdisciplinary
9,123
Nursing
23,941
Pharmacy
3,549
Public Health
3,812
Other
2,846
Total
207,547

Off-Campus Degree Programs allow practicing health professionals throughout the state to obtain higher education degrees. Since 1982, approximately 1,350 health professionals have earned baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing, public health, and social work.

Off-Campus Degree Programs: 1979-2004
  Number of Programs Number of Graduates
Nursing
57
1,199
Public Health
27
6158
Social Work
5
107
Total
89
1,921

Certificate programs in nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy allow health professionals to acquire knowledge and skills to develop new professional roles to improve the collaboration and continuity of health care delivery.

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