Undergraduate Program: RN to BSHM

Post-Nursing Licensure Baccalaureate Degree Completion in Healthcare Management

*RN-BSHM:  The United States spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare in 2018. As the population continues to age, experts expect the field of healthcare to see expanded employment opportunities across the country. Health Services Managers work in hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health-related facilities and help ensure efficient office operations, from staffing of clinical areas to processing insurance payments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 18% job growth for these managers between 2018 and 2028. A bachelor's degree in healthcare business management with emphases in Technology and Education/Training prepares graduates to succeed as a leader and manager in this growing field.

Undergraduate Program: RN to BS-HM

Your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (BS-HM) completion degree begins by completing a degree program with at least 60 prerequisite credits through a US-accredited college or university offering a nursing diploma or associate's degree, successful nursing licensure (unencumbered), and current employment as a registered nurse.

   

NOTE: Prerequisite courses are also offered by GEMF and will be applied to your degree upon review and approval of your program of study.

Students are admitted throughout the year and all cohorts begin August 1st each year. The student may be able to complete the program in 3 semesters (12 months) by June the following year, even if General Education courses are needed.

A student must satisfy the following required 20 nursing coursework credits (and potentially some General Education courses, depending on the program you graduated from) for the BS-HM degree (no exceptions).

  • 40 credits of experiential learning will be granted for RNs who possess a valid license to practice as a registered nurse and have employment verified. The credit will be recorded as EPLC 011 on the student’s transcript when the student becomes a candidate for the Bachelor’s Degree per the Experiential Learning Credit Policy in the College Catalog

  • ^50-60 credits (depending on program) will be granted upon admission for a prior nursing associate's degree or nursing diploma (^pending credit coded as: TNFR 011 and any additional required General Education coursework will be outlined in the program of study transcript/audit)​

  • 120 total credit hours needed for the Bachelor's of Science in Healthcare Management Degree (^some General Education credits may be needed and will be determined prior to admission following an official transcript review).  

The required 20 credits satisfy the minimum residency requirement and include the following:

RN to BS-HM COURSES 

SEMESTER ONE (FALL):

 

BSHM 311: Essentials of Healthcare Business Management (3 credits)

This course addresses important concepts needed to effectively manage a business, including the further development and mastery of writing skills. Topics include understanding the cost-quality relationship, using various types of graphical charts in operations management, managing innovation, and developing strategies for working with individuals and groups.

(Co-requisite: BSHM 312)

BSHM 312: Technology in Project Management (4 credits)

Project Management prepares students to manage projects from start to finish within any organizational structure. The course presents a view into different project management methods and delves into topics such as project profiling and phases, constraints, building the project team, scheduling, and risk. This course helps students grasp the full scope of future projects and apply the proper management approaches to complete a project. This course features practice in each of the project phases as students learn to strategically apply project management tools and techniques to help organizations achieve their goals.

(Co-requisite: BSHM 311)

SEMESTER TWO (SPRING):

 

BSHM 321: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

Organizational Behavior explores how to lead and manage effectively in diverse business environments. The course requires students to demonstrate the ability to apply organizational leadership theories and management strategies in a series of scenario-based problems.

(Pre-requisites: BSHM 311 & 312; Co-requisite: BSHM 322)

BSHM 322: Graduate Healthcare Statistics (3 credits)

This course builds upon an understanding of research methods and quantitative analysis. Concepts of population health, epidemiology, and evidence-based practices provide the foundation for understanding the importance of data for informing healthcare organizational decisions.

(Pre-requisites: BSHM 311 & 312; Co-requisite: BSHM 321)

SEMESTER THREE (SUMMER):

 

BSHM 411: Healthcare Financial Management (3 credits)

Healthcare Financial Management provides an opportunity to apply strategic change management principles through the application of fiscal management and data analysis in a healthcare environment. This course will examine strategies to increase value, sustainability, and productivity in a patient-centric environment. This course has no prerequisites.

(Pre-requisites: BSHM 321 & 322; Co-requisite: BSHM 412)

BSHM 412: BSHM Capstone (4 credits)

The capstone is a student-designed project intended to illustrate the student’s ability to effect change in the industry and demonstrate competence in all five program outcomes: transformational leader, value innovator, tactical manager, analyst, and integrated systems expert. Students are required to collaborate with leaders in the healthcare industry to identify opportunities for improvement in healthcare, propose a solution, and perform a business analysis to evaluate its feasibility. In addition, the capstone encourages work in the healthcare industry that will be showcased in the student’s collection of work and help solidify professional relationships in the industry.

(Pre-requisites: BSHM 321 & 322; ^Co-requisite: BSHM 411)

MISSION / ELECTIVE (SUMMER) ^satisfies clinical requirement if not employed:

HCM 413 HEALTHCARE MISSION (4):

This course is designed to apply clinical, leadership, management, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's level education in a culminating experience through a 10-day, US or international mission trip (or comparable experience). The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level.

(^Pre-requisites: BSHM 412; Passport and international travel may be required).

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (some/all may be needed to satisfy the requirement of the BSN and will be shown on then initial degree plan): See General Education Coursework Page