New Online Healthcare Management Degree at SNHU Focuses on Real-World Applications

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New online degree in Healthcare Management at Southern New Hampshire University prepares students for the increased demand for healthcare administrators.

The management-oriented curriculum offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of leadership while exploring contemporary issues in healthcare from a business perspective.

The rapid growth of an aging population is expanding the need for graduates with a background in healthcare management. Earning an online Healthcare Management degree at Southern New Hampshire University provides students with the education and skills to take advantage of healthcare career opportunities, as well as the flexibility of an online degree program.

“The Bachelor of Science online Healthcare Management degree at SNHU provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to effectively manage within the complex healthcare delivery system,” says Dr. Kathleen Polley-Payne, RN, MS, PNP, associate dean of nursing and chief nursing administrator at SNHU. “The management-oriented curriculum offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of leadership while exploring contemporary issues in healthcare from a business perspective.”

Students earning an online degree in Healthcare Management at SNHU will understand the intricacies of the U.S. healthcare system and learn how to utilize healthcare best practices in working through strategic and operational issues. They also will understand how the healthcare system’s legal and ethical guidelines impact the collection and use of patient and outcomes data. The online Healthcare Management degree introduces students to the role of continuous improvement processes in healthcare, as well as healthcare reimbursement and budgeting and how to identify financial opportunities and risks.

“SNHU develops programs such as the online Healthcare Management degree that are grounded in real-world experiences,” says Polley-Payne. “The university also has a strong student-centered approach to learning and to academic support, which leads the student to success.”

Southern New Hampshire University’s 24/7 virtual campus enables students to complete course work for their online Healthcare Management degree and interact with classmates online at any time of day. All degree courses can be taken online, or students can opt to complete General Education courses in a traditional classroom at one of the five SNHU locations, depending on availability.

Earning an online degree in Healthcare Management at SNHU can position graduates for jobs such as health services manager, medical services administrator, community health manager, health policy analyst, health unit manager, long-term care administrator, public health administrator and a variety of other healthcare-related positions.

Visit the Southern New Hampshire University website for more information on the online degree in healthcare management.

About SNHU
Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of more than 13,000 students in more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at our main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at our regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

SNHU was the only university to make Fast Company’s 2012 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies and is the proud recipient of several awards, including GetEducated.com’s Best Buy award, Best of Business Awards for Best Online Degree and Best MBA, and G.I. Jobs’ Military Friendly Schools designation.

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