The program focuses on the new skills demanded by today’s healthcare environment: teamwork, global thinking, multitasking, creativity and flexibility. Through a combination of didactic coursework and a variety of diverse clinical experiences, students learn to be responsive to the needs of multiple constituencies, from patients to physicians.
Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to direct the provision of cost-effective and high quality clinical services, and are prepared to serve as leaders in the healthcare sector.
All students are personally mentored and advised by the program director to facilitate meeting their individual needs.
The individual courses comprising the health systems administrator program can be found in the University’s graduate catalogue. Three clinical internships are also required:
- Managed care and reimbursement internship – 40 hours
- Managerial internship – 45 hours
- Executive internship – 90 hours
The Health Systems Administration Program satisfies the education requirement of the American Nurses Association’s Advanced Nursing Administration Certificate.