There is more to the study of nursing today than obtaining certification as an RN. And there are a number of degrees in health care that are options for people interested in entering the health care field. At the entry level and lower management level, you can take a relatively short course of study and receive certification as a medical assistant, a nurse’s assistant or any number of other support roles in the health care field.
At the college level you can find all degree options in one health care profession or another. The best snapshot of industry-wide options comes from a look through the distance learning programs for health care positions. Because online education is job-focused, it is a quick study on the careers that are out there in nursing and other health care professions.
University of Phoenix Online provides a comprehensive program of nursing studies. Some of their nursing degrees incorporate health care administration as well. Their health care master’s programs include two MBA degrees with health care specialization; one of them is a dual master’s degree, combining the MBA with a master’s in nursing. Here is a list of their degrees in health care and nursing:
Bachelor of Science/Health Administration Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management Master of Health Administration Master of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing/Health Care Education Master of Science in Nursing/Integrative Health Care Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration Doctor of Health Administration
University of Phoenix Online has expanded study in the nursing profession to include a number of areas that are vital in today’s managed health care environment. Their nursing program and their health administration academics are state of the art.
Kaplan University has kept their online health care options to the basics. They offer a bachelor’s degree in health care management. They also have an RN program with a bachelor’s in science at completion.
Colorado Technical University has an online MBA program with emphasis in health care management. They also offer a bachelor’s in science with specialization in health care management. If you are within range of one of their six campuses, you can obtain a bachelor’s in nursing and health care associate’s degrees in the following specializations:
Health Care Information Technology Massage Therapy Medical Assisting Radiologic Technology Surgical Technology
Jones International University has an MBA program that specializes in health care management. Their curriculum includes courses in telemedicine and emerging technologies; marketing health services; e-marketing management; and in information technology management. This sampling of classes indicates to what degree Jones International University sees the health care management business relying on the internet not only for business functions but for medical purposes as well.
Online courses to complete earlier college efforts can lead you to a degree in nursing or a degree with any number of health care administration specializations. One of the values of online academics is that the courses and degree programs are designed for efficient completion. Academically, you can be where you want to be much faster than you might think.