Master of Science – Healthcare Administration

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This program prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Throughout this program students will receive instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation, organization and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, administrative law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • Learn healthcare systems organizations
  • Learn healthcare politics and policy along with laws and ethics
  • Understand employment law and human resource management
  • Understand the purpose for administrative laws and management of healthcare operations
  • Learn and assess organizational management strategies for improvement in healthcare policies
  • Recognize information management and possible data breaches that could occur in healthcare facilities
  • Program Features:
    • Live online virtual lectures you can attend with classmates.
    • Support of a live faculty member.
    • All lectures are recorded for you to review later.
    • Traditional classroom feel with the safety and flexibility of online.

Employment Projections

42,200 Job Openings 2018-2028. (1)

  • Much fast growth than average (11% or higher)
  • Median Wages 2018 – $47.95 hourly, $99,730 annual.

Arizona(1)

  • 2016 = 8230
  • 2026 = 11550
  • % Change = +40%
  • Projected Annual Job Openings = 108o

New Mexico(1)

  • 2016 = 2090
  • 2026 = 2460
  • Change = 18%
  • Projected Job Openings = 210
(1) https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9111.00
(1) CIP Code: 51.0706 Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.

 

Employment Options

Careers:

  • Director of Informatics
  • Information Systems Auditor
  • HIMS Chief
  • Health Records Manager

Industries:

  • Hospitals
  • Health systems
  • Laboratories
  • Doctor’s offices/clinics
  • Colleges and universities
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Program Spotlight

What Classes Will I Take?

  • Healthcare System Organization
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Healthcare Politics and Policy
  • Healthcare Ethics and Law
  • Healthcare Legal and Ethical Information Management

What Are Typical Class Hours?

  • Online Asynchronous and Live Online Lectures.
Program Description & Outline
What Classes Will I Take?

Healthcare System Organization
Healthcare Financial Management
Healthcare Politics and Policy
Healthcare Ethics and Law
Healthcare Legal and Ethical Information Management

Outline

36 CREDITS – 540 CONTACT HOURS – 60 WEEKS

This program prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Throughout this program students will receive instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation, organization and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, administrative law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn healthcare systems organizations
  • Learn healthcare politics and policy along with laws and ethics
  • Understand employment law and human resource management
  • Understand the purpose for administrative laws and management of healthcare operations
  • Learn and assess organizational management strategies for improvement in healthcare policies
  • Recognize information management and possible data breaches that could occur in healthcare facilities Online Program Requirements-
Program Concentration – 36 Credits – 540 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
HCA 500 The Healthcare System Organization 3.04500
HCA 510 Healthcare Financial Management 3.0 4500
HCA 530 Healthcare Politics and Policy3.04500
HCA 600 Healthcare Ethics & Law 3.04500
HCA 615 Healthcare Legal and Ethical Information Management 3.04500
HCA 650 Employment Law and Human Resource Management 3.04500
HCA 660 Healthcare Administration Capstone3.04500
MPA 511 Organizational Management 3.04500
MPA 520 Administrative Statistics3.04500
MPA 605 Human Services3.04500
MPA 610 Administrative Law3.04500
MPH 540 Health Management3.04500
Total3354000
Tuition & Fees

Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

Tuition
  • At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees.
  • Tuition: Please call or click Request Info to determine your cost.
  • Program length: 60 weeks.
Paying For School
  • More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(2) to help cover the cost of their education(3). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
  • We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

(2) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(3) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.

Admissions Process

We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.

Five Simple Steps:

  1. Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the program is all about.
  2. Complete a Visitor Information Form.
  3. Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
  4. Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
  5. Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.

Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.

What Do Healthcare Administrators Do?

Healthcare administrators play a major role in the management, leadership and decision-making processes that take place in the public and nonprofit sectors.  Administrators use leadership, critical thinking and project management skills together to impact the communities and organizations they serve. With a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, you can be on your way to a rewarding career.

Graduates of this program must have the knowledge and skills needed for planning, implementing and evaluating programs in the public and nonprofit sectors. As students learn to think critically and analytically about public policy, they will better understand the dynamics in their own communities and learn how to be more effective citizens and public officials.

Accreditation

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.

  • Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.  202-887-06791.

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The BSN pre-licensure program is currently on probation with the Arizona Board of Nursing (“AZBON”).  Brookline entered a consent agreement with AZBON, which requires Brookline to submit monthly reports.  The agreement can be found on the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website https://www.azbn.gov/. The BSN pre-licensure program is fully approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, nmbon.sks.com.

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