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OTHER HEALTHCARE DEGREES (cont)
Bachelor of Science Health Informatics
The Health Informatics program prepares the medical office professional to assume a management position within healthcare organizations. Building on the core curriculum of health information management, the program emphasizes the complexity of managing electronic medical record systems, managing and analyzing health data, and coordinating large projects involving the systems life cycle. What courses do I need to take? Students must complete 120 credit hours (60 credits of general education, 60 required credits in the major). The required courses in the major are:
MA200 Introduction to Statistics IS203 Database Applications IS206 Introduction to Microsoft Excel IS210 Computer Software Applications in Healthcare HIM250 Legal and Ethical Considerations in Healthcare HIM305 Healthcare Statistics and Research IS325 Introduction to Database Systems HIM310 Health Data Management HIM350 Electronic Health Records IS355 Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Organizations IS376 Advanced Database Systems IS435 Healthcare Informatics MIS340 Management Information Systems MGT405 Quality Management MIS350 Information Systems Project Management HIM450 Management in Healthcare Organizations MGT470 Developing Human Resources MGT460 Organizational Behavior HIM460 Future Trends and Issues in Health Informatics HIM499 Healthcare Data Capstone
American Sentinel University offers the following degree programs in Healthcare: Nursing: • RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing • RN to Master of Science Nursing • Master of Science Nursing with 5 specializations Healthcare: • MBA Healthcare • Master of Science Health Systems Management • Bachelor of Science Health Informatics
What will my degree cost? American Sentinel’s unique approach to assembling expertise, tools, and services to support your learning experience allows us to offer undergraduate and graduate education at an extremely affordable rate. Multi-course Commitment Tuition per Credit hour Tuition per Credit hour (Military) BS HSM/HI $295 $250 BSN $305 $250 MS HSM $355 $250 MSN $375 $250 MBA $400 $250
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For single course tuition rates, please visit http://www.americansentinel.edu/Tuition_and_Fees.php What are the admission requirements? How to I apply? The application process for all degree programs is easy. See page 16 in our Viewbook. Speak with an Admission Advisor to evaluate your prior experience for transfer credit hours.
RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing
The RN to BSN program, based on the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model, is intended for registered nurses who desire career mobility and professional development. Having a BSN degree opens new possibilities for nurses to advance their careers in any healthcare delivery setting. What are the admission requirements for RN to BS Nursing? As our programs and curriculum change from time to time, please visit our website for complete up-to-date and detailed curriculum information http://www.americansentinel.edu/online-degree/online-degree.php Registered Nurses with credentials from a hospital school of nursing or with an Associate degree from a community college are eligible to enroll in American Sentinel’s RN to BSN program. The RN license must be active and unencumbered. RNs who graduated within the last 3 years are eligible to enroll with no work experience or testing required. RNs enrolling after more than 3 years from graduation need to have 1,000 hrs of nursing work experience or must complete an RN Refresher Course before enrolling. What courses do I need to take? RN to BS Nursing students must complete 30 credit hours in these 10 required nursing courses:
BSN400 Nursing Research BSN405 Reflective Practice, Issues & Trends BSN410 Health & Health Care Delivery/Quality and Cost Effective Outcomes BSN415 Nursing Leadership and Management A BSN420 Nursing Leadership and Management B BSN425 Public Health Nursing A BSN430 Public Health Nursing B BSN435 Health Assessment BSN440 Case Management BSN499 Capstone Project
American Sentinel University is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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*All American Sentinel University’s nursing degrees are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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RN to Master of Science Nursing
The RN to MSN option is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing and at least two years of experience. This provides nurses the opportunity to earn a MSN degree without earning a bachelor’s degree. Students must complete 18 credit hours of baccalaureate level nursing courses and 3 credit hours of professional communication. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained for each of these courses. Upon completion of these courses, students will fill out a graduate application and apply to our MSN program. Those who are not able to achieve a 3.0 in each of the nursing courses, but do have a 2.5 cumulative GPA will be allowed to complete the BS in Nursing sequence and then apply separately to the Masters Degree in Nursing program. What are the admission requirements for RN to MS Nursing? Same as for RN to BS Nursing. What courses do I need to take? RN to MSN students complete 21 undergraduate credit hours and 36 graduate credit hours (18 core courses and 18 courses in specialization selected), thus accelerating the attainment of an advanced practice degree in either Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership, Case Management, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, or Infection Prevention and Control. The required courses are:
COM412 Professional Communication BSN400 Nursing Research BSN415 Nursing Leadership and Management A BSN420 Nursing Leadership and Management B BSN425 Public Health Nursing A BSN430 Public Health Nursing B BSN499 Capstone Project N500 Healthcare Systems N505 Theoretical Foundations N510 Diverse Populations and Healthcare N515 Research Design N520 Introduction to Modern Organizations and Healthcare N550 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management
Master of Science Nursing
The MSN program is designed for experienced nurses, with a bachelor degree in nursing, who want to expand their career options and concentrate in one of the following specializations: Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership - equips students for careers in nursing administration. The program focuses on preparing the staff nurse to assume a broader leadership role within an organization, and then further develop for the nursing executive role. Case Management - prepares nurses to assume the role of case manager and builds upon the standards of the Case Management Society of America core curriculum, with additional emphasis on distant client management using technology. Graduates are prepared to assume roles in health care systems, insurance and health maintenance organizations, and specialty case management firms. Nursing Education - designed for experienced nurses who wish to pursue an educator role in the clinical environment or to teach in both traditional and non-traditional schools of nursing. Special emphasis is placed on reaching diverse learners through a variety of teaching modalities, particularly the use of computer simulation, distance learning and case based scenarios. Nursing Informatics - grooms experienced nurses to manage health information systems critical to today’s healthcare delivery systems. Nurses will develop expertise in clinical and administrative systems, date management, data mining for improvement of patient care and information systems project management. Infection Prevention and Control - prepares graduates with specialized knowledge in epidemiology and surveillance of disease. The program was developed using guidelines from The Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. What are the admission requirements for MS Nursing? All nursing students must have an active, unencumbered nursing license and at least 2 years of full-time work experience in a nursing discipline and a bachelor of nursing degree.
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What courses do I need to take? Students must complete 36 credit hours (18 credits of core courses, 18 credits of courses in the chosen specialization). Core courses:
N500 Healthcare Systems N505 Theoretical Foundations N510 Diverse Populations and Healthcare N515 Research Design N520 Introduction to Modern Organizations and Healthcare N550 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management NURSING MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP SPECIALIZATION (18 hours) N525 Human Resources Management N530 Leadership in Healthcare Organizations N535 Healthcare Informatics N540 Healthcare Finance and Economics N545 Healthcare Strategic Management and Planning N555 Strategic Capstone Seminar CASE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION (18 hours) N508 Clinical and Administrative Systems N541 Concepts of Case Management N542 Process of Case Management N543 Case Management and Evidence Based Practice N544 Introduction to Life Care Planning N555C Case Management Capstone NURSING EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION (18 hours) N531 Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes N532 Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles N533 Assessment of Learning N534 Distance Education N537 Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education N555E Nursing Education Capstone – Academic OR N555EL Nursing Education Capstone – Educational Leadership NURSING INFORMATICS SPECIALIZATION (18 hours) N508 Clinical and Administrative Systems N535 Health Informatics BUSI510 Data Mining IS550 Project and Change Management IS555 Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Environments N555I Informatics Capstone INFECTION AND CONTROL SPECIALIZATION (18 hours) EPI500 Principles of Epidemiology BIO501 Identification of the Infectious Disease Process N570 Infection Prevention and Control N571 Design of a Surveillance System N572 Collection and Interpretation of Surveillance Data N555IC Infection Control Capstone
OTHER HEALTHCARE DEGREES
Increasingly, an MBA is becoming a requirement to reach the executive levels of management. This program prepares graduates for senior managerial positions in healthcare (hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, consulting and allied health firms) capable of integrating ideas from different disciplines and industry best practices to the unique challenges of healthcare. What courses do I need to take? Students must complete 36 credit hours in these 12 required courses:
ACC510 Financial and Managerial Accounting HCA520 Modern Organizations and Healthcare MGT550 Human Resource Management BUS525 Statistics for Healthcare Administration HCA538 Healthcare Information Resources Management MGT520 IT for Business Management HCA530 Healthcare Financial Management MKT530 Marketing Management HCA540 Healthcare Strategic Management HCA550 Risk Management for Healthcare Organizations HCA510 Health Services Management HCA599 Healthcare Management Capstone
Master of Science Health Systems Management
This program is designed for professionals seeking the skills and knowledge necessary to develop and manage information systems resources in healthcare enterprises. The student will acquire the skills needed to analyze information needs, design solutions, and manage information storage, transfer, and retrieval in healthcare environments. What courses do I need to take? Students must complete 36 credit hours in these 12 required courses:
HCA500 Introduction to Healthcare Systems HCA508 Clinical and Administrative Systems IS515 Data Management IS525 Data Communications and Networking IS535 Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation HCA535 Healthcare Informatics HCA538 Healthcare Information Resources Management HCA540 Healthcare Finance and Economics HCA545 Healthcare Strategic Management and Planning HCA550 Rick Management in Healthcare Organizations IS555 Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Environments IS565 Decision Support and Intelligent Systems