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First cohort of Health Administration Master’s candidates celebrate graduationJanuary 30, 2012
Regis College celebrated the first graduating class of its master’s program in health administration on Saturday, January 21. Ten pioneers received the degree, all of them working professionals. They came from Worcester, Needham, Waltham, Roxbury, Arlington, Swampscott and North Andover, and from various backgrounds in education, psychology, clinical research, medical interpretation, long-term care and finance and accounting. They received their undergraduate degrees from Northeastern University, Holy Cross, Regis, Boston University, and LaSalle.
Twenty percent of all new jobs being created are in health care field, the nation’s top creator of jobs. Regis College recognized the need for highly trained administrators to fill these roles, whether in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, labs, home health agencies and doctor’s offices, and developed the Master’s Degree program in health administration in 2010. Creating schedules arranged to fit individual needs and often meeting evenings and weekends, the program is designed with working professionals in mind. It focuses on the critical legal, ethical, social, political, management and leadership issues in health administration today and provides field experience in health care settings. It can be undertaken either full-time or part-time.
Shown in the accompanying photograph are eight of the graduates, with Catherine Wilson, Judith Muganga, Ann Rosas, and Emily Reidle on the left of Regis President Antoinette M. Hays and faculty member Mary Ann Hart, the director of the Health Administration program, at the center, and Chantel Baldwin, Janice Jackson, and Sara Samaniego on the right.
Regis College is a Catholic co-educational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. In the School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences and the School of Nursing, Sciences and Health Professions, approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in 17 undergraduate majors; 30 minors; 10 interdisciplinary pathways toward professional success; and master’s degree programs in education, communication, biomedical science, heritage for a global society, health administration, regulatory and clinical research management, nursing, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. With a strategic graduate focus on health care, Regis College was recently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing for the second time. The College also provides accredited pre-school and kindergarten programs and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors.