Healthcare Administration+

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BECOME A HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATOR

It's time to become a leader in healthcare. As a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Mercy College PLUS, you will be part of the dynamic field of healthcare, providing leadership and making policies in many diverse healthcare settings.

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$99,730

Median Wage1

4

Starts Per Year: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer

45

Hour Internship Experience

1 YEAR

Major Length2

14%

Projected Job Growth from 2018 - 20281

OUR BODY OF WORK

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION+

Our 120-credit hour major prepares you to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare. As a graduate, you will be prepared to be a specialist in charge of a specific clinical department or a generalist who manages an entire facility or system. All required and general education courses are 100% online, affording you a variety of options to fit your schedule.

Accreditation
ACCREDITED BY THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION (HLC)
 Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
 
STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT
 Mercy College of Health Sciences is recognized by the State of Iowa as a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
Faculty

We have an exceptional, highly educated faculty team with years of experience in healthcare administration. Our full-time liberal arts and science faculty members are PhD-prepared and adept at integrating their subject matters into a comprehensive health science curriculum. As a student, you will receive an exceptional level of personalized instruction from experienced educators dedicated to your success.

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Students

Earning my degree online allowed me the flexibility to be home with my children and not have to rely on expensive daycares, which would have increased the cost of earning my degree. Even though I wasn’t on campus, I was able to contact my instructors, tutors, advisors, and librarians virtually and through email.

Beth D., BSN Candidate, 2020
Practicum Experience

During your final quarter, you will apply the concepts you have learned throughout your coursework by shadowing a healthcare administrator in an area of your interest. This 45-hour practicum experience is designed for you to see the day-to-day responsibilities of a healthcare administrator firsthand. Our faculty and enrollment coach are here to help you in finding a practicum site that matches your professional and personal interests. Not to mention, you have the entire network of our healthcare partners at your disposal.

Tuition

student learning online Healthcare Administration

STEP ONE: COLLEGE ADMISSION
To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration major, you must first be admitted to Mercy College of Health Sciences. Learn more about admission to Mercy College. Complete our FREE online Mercy College application in just a few clicks. If you are planning to transfer credits, please visit our transfer page to learn more.

STEP TWO: PROGRAM ADMISSION
To be admitted to the Healthcare Administration major, students must:

  • Meet all Mercy College of Health Sciences Core requirements except for Servant Leadership*
*Students who have earned a previous bachelor's degree are considered to have met all Mercy College of Health Sciences Core requirements except for Servant Leadership.
 

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The following courses are required to earn your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. Additional coursework may be required depending on your individual situation. A suggested course sequence is also included, which allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in 12 months for just $10,000. Students must also satisfy all Core Requirements.

Quarter 1
HCA 301 - Healthcare Delivery in the United States – A Consumer Perspective (3 cr)
HCA 303 - Healthcare Economics (3 cr)
HCA 304 - Human Resources Management in Healthcare (3 cr)
HCA 305 - Principles of Management in Healthcare (3 cr)
 
Quarter 2
STA 330 - Biostatistics (3 cr)
HCA 320 - Marketing Strategies in Healthcare (3 cr)
HCA 324 - Information Resources in Healthcare (3 cr)
 
Quarter 3
HCA 404 - Legal/Ethical Aspects of Healthcare (3 cr)
HCA 405 - Leadership Strategies in Healthcare (3 cr)
HCA 415 - Healthcare Financial Management (3 cr)
STA 420 - Research Methodologies (3 cr)
 
Quarter 4
ANY THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES: 
HCA 412 - Long Term Care: Organization and Administration (3 cr)
HCA 413 - Hospitals: Organization and Administration (3 cr)
HCA 414 - Ambulatory Care Services: Organization and Administration (3 cr)
HCA 416 - Data Interpretation and Project Management (3 cr)
HCA 417 - Self-Awareness and the Effective Leadership (3 cr)
 
AND
HCA 4xx - Healthcare Administration Capstone (1 cr)
HCA 420 - Practicum (2 cr)
 
TOTAL: 45 MAJOR CREDITS
 

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MercyPLUS offers four convenient start dates to match your needs. The next opportunity for you to enroll is right around the corner! With courses offered year-round, you can graduate quickly or take your time, depending on what matches your schedule. View our full academic calendar. 

FALL: October
WINTER: January
SPRING: April
SUMMER: July


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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers.
2Completion time varies depending on each student's unique situation.

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Apply. Graduate. Save lives. Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Your enrollment coach is waiting to answer any questions you may have.

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