A Champlain College Health Care Administration Bachelor’s Degree challenges you to build on what you know as a healthcare professional, pushing you to think about what can be done differently and more efficiently. Our HCA classes are anchored in the real world with instructors who are also healthcare practitioners, and who are passionate about their area of expertise and in helping you succeed. Additionally, because this online B.S. health care administration degree is built for individuals currently working in healthcare, you and your classmates will learn from each other by sharing best practices and diverse perspectives. You’ll build a network of relationships that will benefit you throughout your career.
Please Note: This is a 60 credit accelerated bachelor’s program. In order to be eligible, you must first have an associate degree, or 60 equivalent college credits, in any discipline. Need an associate degree? Consider our associate degree in business management before pursuing your health care administration bachelor’s.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment opportunities for health care administrators are expected to increase by 23% by 2022, which is much faster than the national average for all jobs. With a degree in healthcare administration, you could find yourself planning, directing or coordinating health and medical services in a variety of different settings such as a hospital, private practice, skilled nursing facility, insurance company, public health facility and more.
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At Upper Iowa University, an “undergraduate” is anyone who has not previously completed a college degree. That includes students pursuing associate degrees, certificates, or bachelor’s degrees. Each program has its own requirements for completion.
Upper Iowa offers several master’s degrees, both online and face-to-face. Master’s degrees are available in education, business administration and public administration. In addition, UIU is finalizing development of new master’s programs in counseling and sport administration, which will be offered soon. The master of education, which has several emphasis areas, is available on the Fayette campus, in some off-campus education centers, and online. The MBA is offered on campus, evenings at some centers, as well as online. The master’s degree in public administration is offered completely online.
Post-graduate certificates also are available in accounting, corporate financial management, human resource management, literacy coach, teacher leadership and organizational development.
UIU also offers 3-credit graduate courses to teachers: Daily 5 and Daily 3. UIU is the only school authorized to teach these courses in literacy and math skills by their founders, The 2 Sisters.
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If you’re looking for an Associate’s degree in networking, our Network Administration specialization can provide you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to successfully troubleshoot and navigate complex networks. As an Information Technology Management Associate’s degree student, you’ll learn cloud computing and systems integration to help you gain a competitive advantage as you start your career in positions such as a network or IT support specialist.
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The graduate nursing programs here at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing Health Sciences (NWCNHS) prepare students for professional careers as Nurse Practitioners (NP). Today s nurse practitioners are educated to perform more procedures and enjoy more autonomy of practice than ever before. Serving as primary care providers for a multitude of patient groups in a variety of health care settings, the nurse practitioner will have an critical role in our health systems as access to health care becomes a reality for millions in this country. Nurse practitioners promote health and wellness through patient education and advocacy.
MSN graduates are qualified to apply for national certification in their specialty areas and for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) certification through the Florida Board of Nursing. They also are eligible for doctoral level studies.
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Our Post-Master s Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs build upon a recent MSN degree to expand or enhance the knowledge and skills of the applicant in a clinical nursing major to manage the health and care of their clients.
These certificates are available to candidates who already hold an MSN degree from a NLNAC (National Leagues for Nursing Accreditation Commission) or CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited program and wish to be nationally certified in another specialty area.
The FIU Graduate Nursing department offers Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificates in our clinical specialty tracks for Advanced Adult Gerontology, Family, Pediatric and Psychiatric-Mental Health nursing. Graduates qualify to sit for the national certification examination in their area of specialty.
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Equal to the need for more nurses to practice in our health care systems is the need for nurse educators who will prepare them for their careers. Growing the pool of qualified, culturally competent nurse educators is an integral component to helping solve the nursing shortage and graduate more nurse professionals to serve in our communities.
FIU s Post-Master s Nurse Educator Certificate track is ideal for those individuals who have a desire to return to the classroom to marry their years of practical and clinical experience as nursing professionals combined with formal teaching methods to the learning benefit of the next generation of nurses.
This specialty certificate provides a unique combination of courses to prepare the graduate in the pedagogical competencies essential to teach nursing in an increasingly complex health care environment. The technologically enhanced plan of study builds on advanced professional nursing competencies and emphasizes the use of a variety of assessment, instructional, curricular development and evaluative strategies that facilitate learning in culturally diverse populations.
The Post-Master s Nurse Educator Certificate is offered as a single-track program or as part of a dual-track option in conjunction with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree curriculum.
So, everyone knows that SharePoint has a calendar list type that is defined and ready to use, out of the box. Hopefully you know that with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and 2007, you can read the SharePoint calendar from Outlook. And with Outlook 2007. you have full, two-way synch and offline access to SharePoint calendars, giving you a true group calendar functionality that can replace other tools including Microsoft Exchange public calendars. If you re not up to speed with the things I ve mentioned so far, check out the information on the Microsoft Office Online site.
What if, however, you want users to be able to add items from a SharePoint calendar directly to their calendar, without having to subscribe to the entire SharePoint calendar? Having access to a SharePoint calendar using the web interface of the SharePoint site, or using the Outlook rich client, is great, but that doesn t get items onto your smartphone or PDA. I know that I visit sites that allow me to export events to Outlook using the iCalendar format. How can that be done with SharePoint? One of my colleagues asked me that recently and the answer turned out, in some situations, to be much easier than expected. It s already built in to SharePoint! Because I do tend to use Outlook to access my own SharePoint calendars, I d never noticed! If you open a calendar item in the view item mode, there s an Export Event button right there! Click it, and an .ics file opens. Ain t that easy?
Unfortunately, SharePoint does a lousy (read: incorrect and useless) job of exporting recurring events, so it s possible to use only for non-recurring events. But if that s what you need, that s a great start. The other problem is that the Export Event command is buried in the single item view. What if you want it more exposed? You can add a field to the calendar list that allows you to show the Export to Outlook function as part of the list itself.
Open the list Settings page.
Click Add Column.
Enter a name (I used iCAL as the column name for this example).
Choose a Calculated column type.
Enter the following formula: = http:// sharepoint.intelliem.com/sites/test/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?CS=109 Cmd=Display List=ListID CacheControl=1 ID= ID Using=event.ics
The ListID is the escaped GUID of the list. You can see the correct ListID on the address bar as you re adding the column.
Now, you can expose the calendar in a list view (rather than a calendar view) and show that column. The column name, description, or other hints to the user can explain that the link creates an iCalendar file. The next step would be to create a custom list view, using SharePoint Designer, where you use the value of the field to create a hyperlink with visible text that says something like Export to Outlook.
Last but not least, you can roll your own solutions to provide Export to Outlook capabilities that can even support recurring events. You can start with this SharePoint Team Blog entry. The blog entry sets up and links to code in the Community Kit for SharePoint that exports events.
Calendar Sharing Gone Wild
As I explored this topic in more depth than I ve had time to do before, I found that Outlook 2007 has some very cool options for sharing calendars. These go beyond SharePoint, but they are awesome. I plan to implement some of these for closer integration with my clients. For example, my clients often want to know when I m available for conference calls and meetings I found an easy way to provide them this information, without being on the same Exchange systems. When you have a chance, check out all the possibilities at the Microsoft Office Online site.
5 Challenges Hospital Administrators Must Overcome to Succeed in Today’s Rapidly Changing Industry
There’s no doubt a hospital administrator’s job is difficult and demanding, and it’s only getting tougher. As competition and expenses increase, hospital executives must prepare administrators to effectively lead during a time of transformational change in our healthcare system. Here are five challenges they must overcome in order to successfully improve patient care while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Compete for healthcare professionals There is a real shortage of healthcare professionals, and it’s hurting the profitability of hospitals as they pay more for every employee they hire. From 2008 and 2018, healthcare employment will grow by 23 percent, compared to only 9 percent in all other employment sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During that time, hospitals will be forced to compete for:
Registered nurses (expected to grow 22.2 percent)
Licensed practice and licensed vocational nurses (expected to grow by 20.7 percent)
Home health aides (expected to grow by 50 percent)
Nursing aids, orderlies and attendants (expected to grow by 18.8 percent)
Physicians and surgeons (expected to grow by 21.8 percent)
With this in mind, hospital administrators must put a plan in place to address the shortage and compete for the best employees. As they compete, they must be skilled at recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified healthcare professionals. Hospital administrators need to build strong relationships with schools that offer healthcare-related degrees in their local communities and across the nation. Additionally, they must make working at their hospital attractive, which means thinking beyond competitive pay and benefits to ensuring each individual employee feels connected to the hospital and has a passion for working for the organization. Specialize for growth With the rapid growth of specialty hospitals, physician-run outpatient surgery centers and diagnostic centers, traditional hospitals are facing increased competition. To compete for patients, hospital administrators must be prepared to set their hospitals apart through a specialized care strategy. Benchmarking best practices is essential; hospital administrators must take time to investigate other specialty healthcare providers in their local communities, identify areas of opportunity and put a strategic plan in place for building renowned specialty practices. During this process, they typically take numerous factors into consideration, including local demographics and competitors’ areas of specialization. With a specialization strategy solidified, hospital administrators must focus their efforts on recruiting specialized personnel and building a local reputation for excellence for the practice area.
Prepare for the future As America’s 78 million baby boomers come of age, hospitals are feeling the pressure to expand to meet growing demand. At the same time, hospitals are facing changes in the way they are paid. Reimbursements are shifting from a fee-for-service model to a model that is based on outcomes and overall quality of care.
When patient satisfaction plays a role in the way hospitals are paid, you can bet hospital administrators are making it a priority. Therefore, hospitals are conducting extensive market research to ensure their expansion efforts are aligned with what consumers expect. For example, with the knowledge that women make most healthcare decisions in a family, one hospital decided to build an 18,000-square-foot imaging center for women with a spa-like atmosphere and robes. One children’s rehabilitation hospital built a massive facility that comes complete with therapeutic gardens, play areas and even an all-grades school for inpatients. Other hospitals are converting semi-private rooms into private rooms, and there is a great deal of emphasis on making them safe, comfortable and cozy.
Having modern facilities with up-to-date medical equipment is crucial for hospitals that are competing for patients. With this in mind, hospital administrators must be prepared to balance current financial strain while positioning for the future.
Improve patient care through technology There’s not a corner or crevice of healthcare that is not being affected somehow by technology. Medical providers throughout the country, for instance, are spending millions of dollars on electronic medical record systems that allow physicianss and hospitals to seamlessly share patient information.
Ensuring that EMRs are effectively implemented within the healthcare organization is a critical role of healthcare administrators. However, technology is not exclusive to EMRs. Healthcare administrators need broad-based skills to integrate information and make evidence-based decisions. From electronic communication to order entry systems to the most advanced imaging technology, even the best technology is no good unless it’s applied to improving organizational and patient outcomes.
Hospital administrators are responsible for making sure hospitals operate efficiently and provide quality medical care to patients. As a result, they must keep up with advances in medicine, technology and government regulations and policy changes.
Managing Medicare and Medicaid With record numbers of unemployed people across the nation, the number of uninsured and underinsured Americans continues to grow. Now, more than ever, healthcare administrators are challenged with providing healthcare services to these patients while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Couple this problem with the caps on government reimbursements for Medicare and Medicaid patients, and hospital administrators have, arguably, the biggest hurdle ahead of them — providing healthcare services to an aging population that relies on Medicare for their healthcare needs.
Healthcare administrators must find ways to offset these expenses, while expanding their healthcare services in areas where they can serve more patients.
Mike Freel, PhD is the director of healthcare programs at Bellevue University’s College of Arts and Sciences. In this role, Dr. Freel has administrative and faculty duties with Bellevue University’s Master of Healthcare Administration and Bachelor of Healthcare Management programs. Dr. Freel has a professional background in healthcare, as well as experience in corporate organization and employee development. He has served as the procurement and transplant coordinator for the Nebraska Organ Recovery System, and as an academic chair at Nebraska Methodist College. He earned his PhD in Human Resource Development from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a focus in leadership and organizational change. His doctoral research involved the exploration of emotional intelligence and clinical nurses.
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To be successful in today’s increasingly complex business world, you need to have a broad understanding of how your business works. An Associate in Science in Business Administration degree can teach you the fundamentals in accounting, management, marketing, information systems, and economics that will make you a more effective business professional. This type of degree can be an important first step in developing the critical thinking, communication, and other essential business skills that companies value.
Why an Associate in Business Administration at Penn State?
In addition to understanding these important business fundamentals, you need a degree that will be well recognized by your peers and respected by your employer. With Penn State’s 100 years of experience in distance education, and reputation as a leader in online education, no one will question the quality of your degree.
With an Associate in Science in Business Administration degree from Penn State World Campus, you can gain skills to help move your career ahead in any industry. As a student in this online degree program, you can learn how to:
execute effective communications strategies
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collect and analyze business data to make inferences and solve business problems
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While Penn State’s Associate in Science in Business Administration is an excellent stand-alone credential, it can be used as a stepping stone into a bachelor’s degree such as the Bachelor of Science in Business. also offered online through Penn State World Campus. With help from an academic adviser, the 60 credits you earn toward an associate degree can often be applied toward the bachelor of science degree in business, allowing you to further your education and increase your marketability to your current and future employers.
Who Should Apply?
Penn State’s Associate in Science in Business Administration has been designed for entry-level business professionals, persons who are looking for a career change, or those who have been working in the field but need a respected degree to take the next step in their career.
Career Opportunities for Graduates
Because the Associate in Science in Business Administration can give you a foundation of business concepts and best practices relevant to any industry, as a graduate of the program you can prepare for positions such as:
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The Walton College Graduate School of Business will not be accepting full-time MBA applications in 2018. Please consider submitting an application to the Executive MBA program. The EMBA begins August 2017 and August 2018. Please contact us regarding your eligibility for the EMBA or for more information regarding our other graduate programs. You can reach us at [email protected]
An innovative curriculum designed for working professionals: Complete the Walton MBA in two years by only attending class one Saturday each month. Learn more.
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This program allows students to develop specialized expertise in healthcare administration while learning to apply best practices from other industries. Learn more.
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Ph.D. programs include Accounting, Economics, Management, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Learn more.
Admission to the Graduate School of Business is highly competitive and selective. Enrollment in each program is limited. Applications received after the application deadlines are considered on a space-available basis. We welcome applicants who are motivated and driven toward academic and professional excellence.
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An innovative curriculum designed for working professionals: Complete the Walton MBA in two years by only attending class one Saturday each month.
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Ph.D. programs include Accounting, Economics, Management, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.
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The Sam M. Walton College of Business is located thirty minutes away from the worldвЂ™s largest retailer, Walmart. In the past twenty years, over 300 Fortune 500 companies have established satellite offices in Northwest Arkansas to support Walmart.
From Tyson Foods Inc., to Kraft, and Unilever, from Revlon to Newell-Rubbermaid, consumer packaged goods manufacturers have established a significant and lasting presence in our region.
Many of these companies provide our Graduate School of Business students with unparalleled access to summer internships, part time employment during the regular semesters, and lucrative job opportunities both in Northwest Arkansas and throughout the world after graduation.
Do you have an associate’s degree or are you considering pursuing one? Discover your options for a career in health care.
Some of the fastest growing careers in health care are ones that an associate’s degree will prepare students for. The benefit of an associate’s degree is that it offers students a quick route to a professional position. More often than not, an associate’s degree program graduate is prepared for a position in their field of study immediately upon graduation, however, by no means will earning an associate’s degree guarantee you a job. Depending on the associate’s degree program, credits can later transfer towards a bachelor’s degree if and when the individual decides to return to school.
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Finding a job with a high school diploma vs. a two year degree
If you are at all on the fence between earning an associate’s degree or finding a job with your high school diploma or GED, review the annual and lifetime earnings for each and then you’ll be able to make a much more informed decision. The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Science released data showing that those with a high school diploma earn around $27,960 a year compared to those with an associate’s degree who earn about $36,400 a year. Over a lifetime, someone who does not pursue higher education beyond a GED or high school diploma is projected to earn 1.2 million dollars, whereas someone who has earned an associate’s degree and is projected to earn 1.6 million dollars. That is a significant difference.
Students can complete an associate’s degree in just about two years. The associate’s degree can be found offered at community colleges, vocational schools and technical schools. As of 2011, earning an associate’s degree online has become the most popular option for students according to search and program application data.
What to consider when choosing an educational program
Frequently, those who have earned their associate’s degree will return to school to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a related subject or in a field that they know will help them pursue their career goals. What this means for someone researching associate degree careers and programs is that they will need to make very sure that the credits earned will apply toward a bachelor’s degree program if and when they decide to return to school. This becomes an even more critical consideration for those pursuing an LPN/LVN degree or an associate’s degree in nursing, where each state has registered and practical/vocational nursing licensing and education requirements.
Professional certification eligibility is also an important consideration. Some certification bodies, such as the American Association of Medical Assistants, requires the completion of an ABHES or CAAHEP accredited program for eligibility to sit for their Certified Medical Assistant exam. Make sure to thoroughly research the career you are interested in including all professional certifications and credentials required to reach the pinnacle of the career. This way you will know exactly what program and education you should be looking for. This site will assist you in doing so, however, you will ultimately need to make your own decisions based on the data available.
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