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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Learn the essential skills you need to shape the future of the healthcare industry with an ethical Christian lens. 

Program Overview

Healthcare leaders with a strong core “lens” of seeing essential care through a Christian framework are needed in the US as well as globally. SNU's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is a degree completion program designed to prepare individuals to work in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, etc.  This degree program will teach students how to apply applicable systems in care management systems, finances, legal issues, leadership and ethical-decision making, and information technology.

By attending class entirely online, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in as few as 18 months with books and materials delivered right to your door! 

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5
week course format
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2
start dates per year
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Graduate in as few as
18 months
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36
total credit hours
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$450
per credit hour
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Learn 100% online

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How it Works

Earning a degree while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place entirely online.
  • Students focus on one class at a time to ensure true mastery and prevent overwhelm.
  • You can earn up to 30 hours of college credit for what you already know.
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks are delivered directly to your door at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of your studies.
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Courses

This degree prepares students for more than the practical duties of their future career—it prepares them to enter the field as an insightful, well-rounded individual ready to make a difference. For an in depth understanding of learning outcomes, review the courses and descriptions below. 

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

Credit hours: 3
This course will explore the components, structure, and organization of the US healthcare system.  Utilizing a historical perspective and understanding of current healthcare trends, students will evaluate the components, structure, and organization of the US healthcare system. Students will incorporate knowledge of healthcare finance, HR issues, healthcare provider types, cost, access and quality of care, accreditation and governing bodies, reimbursement and payment systems to assess and critique current healthcare reform.

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Credit hours: 3

This course examines adult life experiences as a foundation for experiential learning. By reflecting on the concepts of adult development theories and an individual's personal life experiences, the course will explore how those factors influence and help individuals to interpret life situations and circumstances in terms of relationships, personal decision making and future applications.




EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Credit hours: 3

This course will examine the vital role of external and internal communication and marketing in the overall success in a highly functioning healthcare organization. Students will identify and practice effective communication and marketing campaign strategies to enhance health outcomes. These skills will be developed in the context of health literacy; patient, provider, and family caregiver communication; and how these relate to disparities in health outcomes.




HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP AND ETHICAL DECISION MAKING

Credit hours: 3

This course will examine leadership theories, skills, styles and their implementation in the healthcare organization.  Students will compare concepts of morality, codes of conduct, cultural competence, diversity and the role of ethics in the healthcare environment.




LEGAL ASPECTS AND HEALTHCARE REGULATIONS

Credit hours: 3

This course will explore and analyze the basics of the US legal system and healthcare law.  Topics include local, state, federal regulatory mandates, medicare, medicaid, patient rights, HIPAA, and how they affect delivery of healthcare in the United States.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

Credit hours: 3

This course examines fundamental concepts of accounting and finance in the healthcare industry with which students will design cost control strategies and create a financial analysis.  Students will explore budget development and execution, reimbursement and financial outcome measures in the healthcare environment.




HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Credit hours: 3

This course introduces students to the basic healthcare organizational structure. Students will develop strategic approaches useful for leaders to accommodate change and ensure compliance with healthcare policies and regulations.  Utilizing Porter's 5 forces, students will analyze case studies, perform SWOT analysis, and address problems facing healthcare leaders and develop practical measurable solutions.  




BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVES IN WESTERN CULTURE

Credit hours: 3

This course reflects the mission statement and the goals of Southern Nazarene University. It is committed to fostering increased awareness of the Bible which is foundational to understanding Western culture and history. The three major western faiths-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-are rooted within the Holy Scriptures. The course content and format are not designated to intimidate, indoctrinate, or to evangelize. The course is designed to set the Bible in its historical and literary context. The Biblical heritage will then provide the student with rich resources to creatively understand his/her faith in the contemporary world.

QUALITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

Credit hours: 3

This course will examine risk management and quality assurance are critical components to leading effectively in healthcare. Students will analyze and compare/contrast quality improvement methods and initiatives in order to increase patient safety, improve healthcare outcomes and reduce risk without compromising the quality of healthcare services.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

Credit hours: 3

This course will explore foundational human resource management principles.  Students will examine and apply human resource concepts to recruitment, selection, training, and development of a diverse workforce as well as the challenges of retaining qualified healthcare professionals.




HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Credit hours: 3

This course will utilize basic IT principles to explore topics related to the privacy and security of electronic health records, storage and analysis, telemedicine, cloud computing, documentation, federal and state regulatory issues.  




HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PRACTICUM

Credit hours: 3

This practicum will provide students the opportunity to gain about 60 hours of hands-on experience in their chosen field during the 5-week course.  Students will work under direct supervision of senior level professionals at an approved organization. Emphasis will be placed on developing an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the business, provider, and patient or customer in a healthcare setting.  




Upcoming Start Dates

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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Admissions

Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Plus, our generous transfer policy and prior learning assessment can shorten your path to graduation. Once you are ready, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at degrees.snu.edu/apply

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at fafsa.gov using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at pgsadmissions@snu.edu or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.

Locations

Online

Online classes are specially
designed for professional &
graduate studies.
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332
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