Master's Health Care Administration

Master's Health Care Administration

For students who want to be prepared to assume managerial positions and leadership roles in variety of health care settings, our 39-credit program in Health Care Administration incorporates a variety of distance learning modalities allowing them to earn the MSN and gain the skill and knowledge needed to successfully work in a Magnet healthcare environment or create a Magnet environment. Course content addresses transformational leadership, relationship building, creating a professional practice environment, and evidence based management practice in addition to the financial and economic issues of healthcare.

Our graduates make an impact on the provision of health care services. They are employed in health care settings around the world as chief operating officers, vice presidents, division directors and nurse managers.

At the completion of this concentration, the graduates are prepared to be knowledgeable and effective managers in diverse health care environments. The educational objectives are designed to address the following competencies:

• Clinical leadership and outcome measurement
• Communication and relationship building
• Maintaining fiscal accountability
• Quality improvement and environmental safety
• Team management
• Implementing and managing change
• Collaborative problem solving
• Human resource management
• Professional accountability and advocacy

About the post-master's

The post-master’s certificate program in Health Care Administration prepares experienced master’s-prepared nurses to assume leadership roles and managerial positions in a variety of health care settings.

The ten courses (24 credits) prepare students with the foundational knowledge essential for successful careers in healthcare administration. Course content addresses transformational leadership, relationship building, creating a professional practice environment, and evidence based management practice in addition to the financial and economic issues of healthcare. Students are placed with preceptors who serve as mentors and role models. Our graduates are employed in health care settings around the world as chief operating officers, vice presidents, division directors and nurse managers.

The 24 credits are offered both on-site at Villanova University and as a synchronous online format. This offers students’ flexibility and at the same time enables them to engage with doctorally-prepared faculty and other students to explore issues within nursing education.

My View

"When I decided to go school and pursue my master's degree I sought out many different programs and without a doubt choosing Villanova was the right decision.  The Healthcare Administration track prepared me to be a successful leader in today's nursing enviroment.  The teachers went above and beyond, both inside and outside of the classroom, to help me to develop in both my personal and professional life.  I have made connections with classmates and teachers that will follow me throughout my career."

 Katie Luzi Costantini

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Health Care Administration Brochure