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Regis Announces New Graduate Program In Health AdministrationOctober 18, 2010
Job growth expected in all areas of health administration
Regis College has launched a new Graduate Program in Health Administration to meet the need for highly skilled health administrators in today’s increasingly complex health care environment. Over 30 students have enrolled in its first class, and the college is accepting applications for Spring Semester, which begins in January 2011.
Health Administrators manage health services programs in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, physician practices, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers, health insurance companies, universities and research institutions, public health departments and other state and federal health agencies.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs will continue to grow for health administrators in finance and reimbursement, human resources, health information systems management, marketing and public affairs, medical and nursing staff management, group practice management, patient care services, planning and development, health care quality, and government relations. That trend is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and as national health reform is fully implemented, insuring 34 million more Americans who will also seek health care.
The new Regis program is designed to be flexible to meet students’ needs. Students can enroll full-time or part-time and obtain a Master’s degree in Health Administration in a little as 16 months attending full-time or 2 years attending part-time. A Certificate in Health Administration is another option and can be earned with the completion of 5 health administration courses.
Because the working adult is likely to be working and juggling family responsibilities, the full-time course of study is designed to enable students to maintain their current employment. Classes are held two evenings a week and on some weekends. Some courses are “hybrid” – partially on line but with a classroom component as well. In the final semester, students have a field experience in an area of interest, enabling them to make crucial contacts for a career in health administration.
Ten thousand dollar ($10.000) scholarships are available for qualified applicants to the full-time program for Spring Semester 2011.
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, health administration, health product regulation, nursing, public administration, and radiology, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regis in the top tier of universities with master’s programs in the North. The College is listed by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) among benchmarking colleges for the quality of educational experience. 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. The College also provides accredited pre-school and kindergarten programs and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors.
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