College Success for Healthcare (CSFH)

The purpose of College Success for Healthcare is to provide timely, specific, accurate, didactic and experiential curriculum to students who have declared a major in the Nursing & Allied Health division. The course has been developed in order to improve student awareness, success and graduation from South Texas College's very rigorous healthcare programs.

Students enrolled in College Success for Healthcare are presented with an overview of the rigorous and challenging environment of healthcare education, and an understanding of the commitment needed to become a successful nursing or allied health professional.

The College Success for Healthcare class covers the foundations of healthcare and introduces students to the career areas available at South Texas College.

Students perform self-evaluations of their attitudes, perceptions, and expectations about healthcare.

CSFH provides an opportunity for prospective students to receive current, specific, accurate, and complete program advising about the requirements of all NAH majors.


CSFH 0101 - College Success for Healthcare


Name Phone Location
Santiago Nunez, Dr. Antonio - Course Coordinator 956-872-3133 NAH-A 427
Faculty Secretary 956-872-3023 NAH-A 411
Williams, Wayne K. - Faculty 956-872-3137 NAH-A 431
Sinsebox, Sonya Jo - Faculty 956-973-7631 Mid-Valley B-201C
Moreno, Brenda J. - Admissions 956-872-3100 NAH-A 1.400

College Success for Nursing Students

CSFH Areas of Healthcare Curriculum

The Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Affairs Specialist provides presentations in all CSFH classes informing aspiring students regarding vaccinations, criminal background checks and drug testing. For more information contact the Clinical Affairs Specialist at 956-872-3022 or visit NAH room 1.602.

Healthcare campus librarians instruct students about specialized resources, and authentic and valid healthcare research methods and sources.

Improvement in reading comprehension levels using the SQR3 modified method utilizing all three Learning Styles: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic.

Healthcare teamwork is taught and encouraged through assigned groups for presentations and healthcare based assignments throughout the semester.

CSFH also includes rigorous assessment and exam review simulating the actual preparation required to successfully take healthcare tests, and post assessment evaluation for students who are enrolled in a program at the Nursing and Allied Health campus.

In each section of CSFH, NAH program instructors and program chairs present their programs and the entrance requirements and academic expectations.

NAH Scholarships

Scholarships are an additional source of financial aid to provide assistance for students who seek to further their education. Please be aware that all scholarships have their own individual deadlines and are awarded on various criteria at the discretion of the donor. Please take advantage of the links provided below in your search for scholarships.

Practical Value of CSFH for Students

Selective Entrance Program Points

Vocational Nursing
Grade of "A" Awarded Three Point
Grade of "B" Awarded Two Points

Associate Degree Nursing
Grade of "A" Awarded One Point
Grade of "B" Awarded .5 Point

Respiratory Therapist
Grade of "A" Awarded Two Points
Grade of "B" Awarded One Point

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Grade of "A" Awarded One Point
Grade of "B" Awarded .5 Point

Physical Therapist Assistant
Grade of "A" Awarded One Point
Grade of "B" Awarded .5 Point

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Grade of "A" Awarded Two Points
Grade of "B" Awarded One Point

Radiologic Technology
Grade of "A" Awarded Two Points
Grade of "B" Awarded One Point

Early Orientation to Rigorous Healthcare Programs Expectations

Every Program Chair of the eleven different healthcare programs that South Texas College offers at the Nursing and Allied Health division voted to recommend College Success for Healthcare for every student that is pursuing a career within the division.

The reason for their position is that students who understand the commitment required, and the level of academic expectation will be more successful in these important professional careers. These students can also communicate this with their support teams made up of partners, families, employers, friends and others who really also commit to assist NAH program students.

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