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Dominican's School of Health and Natural Sciences includes undergraduate and graduate programs that provide the future-focused accredited education needed to prepare for fast-changing career options.


Nursing student aspires to follow alumna's path

World traveling clinical nurse Ashley Ramirez ’06 met sophomore Megan Krage ’17 when Megan was 15 years and attending Camp Taylor, a summer camp supporting young people with congenital heart disease (CHD).

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Tropical disease research leads microbiologist to Peru

When Circe McDonald, '13 reflects on her time at Dominican, she credits the University’s service-learning program for making her “a more well-rounded and caring person.”

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OT students partner with first responders

OT students' research led to a community program with the Novato Fire Department to enhance fall prevention.

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Chemistry major begins fellowship to Nicaragua

Jessica Hernandez is awarded a National Institutes of Health -- Minority Health International Research Trainee (MHIRT) fellowship. 

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Bio science major headed to dental school in Boston  

Daniel Mabaet is wearing a big smile on the Dominican campus these days and there is a simple explanation for it.

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Alissa and Briana Gumbs

Pre-med and Health Studies graduated seniors Alissa and Briana Gumbs thrived with Dominican's four ideals: Study, Reflection, Community and Service.

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All programs emphasize the connection between professional knowledge and practice. Extensive experience in applying theoretical knowledge in clinical, fieldwork, or research settings is an important learning component in the School of Health and Natural Sciences.






Regional Accreditation:

Accreditation Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-748-9001


Occupational Therapy Accreditation:

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.


Nursing Accreditation/Approval:

WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges)

CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)

State of California Board of Registered Nursing

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