The Healthcare Leadership track provides students with key skills and knowledge for an exciting professional role in public healthcare.

Required 4 courses/12 credits: Select from 2 courses/6 credits:
NSG 471 Leadership & Management in Health Care
IS 300 Sponsored Learning
HRD 245 Leadership in Organizational Settings
MGT 305 Management & Organizational Behavior

CIS 204 CIS for Non-Business Majors
FAM 133 The Contemporary Family
HRD 380 Performance & Task Analysis (prerequisite HRD 240 & 245)
SCOM 334 Alternate Dispute Resolution
SCOM 370 Introduction to Health Communication
SCOM 471 Culture and Health Communication
NSG 325 Concepts of Aging
NSG elective (any 300 or higher)
HSA elective (any 300 or higher)

Course Descriptions

Required Courses

NSG 471: Leadership & Management in Health Care

This online course focuses on healthcare organizations, leadership theories and management style, organizational change, quality management, fiscal and economic issues, personnel management, and accreditation standards. Prerequisite: NSG 463.

IS 300: Sponsored Learning

A structured learning activity related to a student’s area of study and sponsored by an employer, volunteer agency, or other appropriate organization. 1-6 credits.

HRD 245: Leadership in Organizational Settings

The course is an examination of the principles of leadership and their application to group settings. Emphasis will be placed on the critical appraisal of the facets of leadership through the use of cases and readings.

MGT 305: Management & Organizational Behavior

This course is the study of management functions, decision processes and human behavior in business organizations. Ethical and political considerations are addressed, as are behavioral science research and its applicability to understanding organizational behavior.

Select from 2 courses/6 credits

CIS 204: Computer Information Systems Fundamentals for Non-Business Majors

An introduction to computer-based information systems. Emphasis is placed on the role of computers in organizations and society, computer hardware and software, uses of information systems, computer ethics, and collaboration using computers. Students will use typical business applications. This course is designed to fulfill requirements for the General Business minor. This course may NOT be substituted for COB 204 by business majors or CIS minors. Not open to business majors.

FAM 133: The Contemporary Family

To define the contemporary family including historical, social, cultural and systems issues. Addressing relational, life courses, diversity and social policy in defining a contemporary family in today’s society and how it can impact service delivery.

HRD 380: Performance and Task Analysis in Human Resource Development

This course provides the basic skill level for students in the area of performance analysis and subsequent assessment. Particular emphasis is placed on actual analysis and assessment situations with application to program and curricular design.

SCOM 334: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Study of conflict resolution processes including mediation, arbitration and negotiation. Consideration of litigation and hybrid dispute processes such as summary jury trial, rent-a-judge and panel evaluation.

SCOM 370: Introduction to Health Communication

An introduction to the study of the theory and practice of communication in health- and medical-related fields. Emphasis on communication interaction between professional health providers and patients/clients. Consideration of strategies that promote effective communication between health/medical professionals and patients/clients. Prerequisite: Any 100-level SCOM course.

SCOM 471: Culture and Health Communication

This course explores how we define and study culture in health communication. Specifically, this course compares the culture-centered approach to studying culture and health communication to the cultural sensitivity or culture as barrier model. In this course, we apply various theoretical lenses to understand diverse health beliefs and engage in dialogue about our own health beliefs.

NSG 325: Concepts of Aging

This online course examines evidence-based knowledge needed to provide holistic care for an aging population. Issues related to legal and ethical aspects of care, health promotion, chronic health conditions and special issues related to gerontological nursing care are examined.

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Required Capstone Project

Online General Education Courses

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