Gain a competitive edge and oversee the medical services and business of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other care facilities.
What you’ll study
A degree in Healthcare Administration prepares students to be managers in a variety of healthcare industry settings. Using foundational courses from business, the degree builds on managerial principles to educate future healthcare leaders in areas of public health, economics, healthcare policy/law, data management, and strategy. Graduates with a B.S. in Healthcare Administration will be qualified to plan, manage data, and direct operations in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes, physician practices, and clinical settings such as hospitals or laboratories. This program is available as a major and an undergraduate certificate; also as a concentration within the Organizational Leadership major.
Faculty & Staff
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The business functions behind healthcare are critical to the success of hospitals, physician offces and all healthcare organizations. Our healthcare admin program equips students with relevant and practical concepts related to all areas of healthcare administration.
Faculty, with industry experience, will guide students through applied learning approaches that have a positive impact in a variety of healthcare settings. If you are looking for a career in healthcare administration, this is the perfect program for you.
Here are some highlighted courses included in this Major:
HCA 200- Introduction to Healthcare Administration
This course is designed for undergraduate students who see an understanding of the administration organization and delivery of healthcare in the United States. This course studies the organizational structures, types of governance and management issues of the American healthcare system.
Topics to be examined include introduction to healthcare systems; managing health services organizations and systems; healthcare environments, administrative responsibilities and structures; and function and roles of professional and non-professional staff.
HCA 205- Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administration
This course is designed to introduce the student to medical terminology, including roots, prefixes and suffixes with emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. The course consists of the basic rules for interpreting, constructing and spelling medical terminology. The course includes common terminology, definitions and pronunciations for prefixes, suffixes, general body terms and body system terminology.
HCA 300- Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
This course presents an overview of legal and ethical issues facing managers and providers in healthcare. It provides students with a foundation of health law and ethics and reviews a wide variety of healthcare legal and ethical situations and dilemmas. The goals are to provide students with practical knowledge of health laws and ethics and their application in the real world of healthcare.
HCA 325- Professional Writing for Healthcare Administration
This course in writing will give students the opportunity to identify and explore the discourse practices prized in your disciplinary, institutional, and professional communities-and help students manage those discourse practices effectively in written work. In this way, students will learn and experiment with just some of the many writing strategies and tactics that medical and health professionals need in order to write successfully for careers in healthcare administration. (writing intensive)
What are the courses like in Healthcare Administration at NCWU?
Check out our latest university catalog for learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plans of study for NC Wesleyan University’s Healthcare Administration Programs.
How does this degree prepare students for a Healthcare career?
NCWU takes great pride in preparing students who wish to pursue careers in healthcare administration. In the classroom, students wishing to enter a career in healthcare administration can anticipate a personal and engaging education. During their time at NCWU, students will broaden their knowledge by synthesizing program content to healthcare decision-making, multidisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based management practices to achieve high quality, patient satisfaction and fiscally sound operations.
By the Numbers:
- 32% Career Growth*
- $70K Median Salary*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor (2021)
Wondering what you can do with a degree from NCWU’s Healthcare Administration major? Check out these resources from NCWU Career Development & Leadership and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).
Healthcare Admin Career Options:
- Hospital Administrator
- Nursing Home Administrator
- Clinic Administrator
- Medical Office Business Manager
- Dental Office Administrator
- Healthcare Program Director
- Medical Practice Manager
- Healthcare Finance Coordinator
- Patient Relations Specialist
- Senior Care Staff
- Quality Assurance Representative
Wesleyan is dedicated to assisting students in their professional development offering resources and guidance for hands-on learning experiences through internships, assignments within the courses and job search resources. Let us help you focus on your education and career at the same time!
The Healthcare Administration Certificate
We also offer a Healthcare Administration Certificate. Our certificate program equips students with relevant and practical concepts related to all areas of healthcare administration. Faculty, with industry experience, will guide students through applied learning approaches that have a positive impact in a variety of healthcare settings. If you are looking for a promotion or career transition in healthcare administration, this is the perfect program for you. With as few as six courses, you can elevate your career.
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Transfer Articulation Agreements
To simplify the transfer process, NC Wesleyan University has a number of partnerships with other community colleges, universities and institutions that allow students to enroll at NCWU with simple pathways. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to NCWU. Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.