Healthcare Management Concentration

Bachelor of Arts

The concentration in Healthcare Management develops the managerial skills required to work in today's regulated, complex health care field.  Graduates will have a solid foundation to meet the challenges of increasing quality while decreasing cost in healthcare delivery.  The program prepares graduates for supervisory or middle management positions in hospitals, managed care organizations, community health centers, physician group practices, pharmaceutical companies, and other types of facilities.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Business major and Healthcare Management concentration, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Apply business concepts in a business environment.
  4. Analyze a business operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
  5. Apply management principles to healthcare organizations.

HM4000 Healthcare Industry 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the healthcare industry including healthcare organizations and structures, public policy makers, and healthcare operations. Emphasis is placed on rapid changes in healthcare delivery systems as a response to increased healthcare costs, aging of the population, advanced medical science and technology, changing disease patterns, consumer demands, and distribution and use of the healthcare workforce. 

HM3100 Healthcare Informatics 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces the nurse to informatics applications in clinical practice, administration, research and education. Basic informatics concepts, current issues and information management systems will be covered. Topics include legislative regulation, HIPPA, electronic health records, and other applications will be identified and explored. (Option for non-BSN students)

HM4010 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Healthcare 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an introduction to legal and regulatory standards governing healthcare organizations. Topics include legal requirements, responsibilities, and constraints related to health provider/patient relationships, medical records, malpractice insurance, and licensure of health professionals.

HM4020 Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement 3 credits 5 weeks

This course relays a general description and application of certain financial principles in a healthcare setting including insurance payment systems, funding sources, non-profit verses for profit, return on investment, and profitability. It provides an overview of financial statements and financial responsibility reporting, budgeting, inventory control, asset management, payor systems, accounts receivable, charity care, and managing controllables.  

HM4030 Corporate Compliance and Integrity 3 credits 5 weeks

This course will assist the nurse manager in identifying the key elements of compliance, responsibility and integrity as required by the Office of Inspector General, and common institutional policy. Core content will include the following learning categories: general compliance risk areas, elements of a compliance program, impacts of documentation and coding, and patient care risk areas related to a healthcare delivery system or business.