Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

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DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR: HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Leadership is an interdisciplinary program that prepares healthcare providers for professional careers and leadership roles within dynamic healthcare organizations. The curriculum uses a values-centered approach that integrates skills and leadership theories with ethical behavior within the context of the healthcare organization. In an era of increased financial constraints and regulatory demands, values-centered leadership provides organizations and their members with a sound foundation for professional practice that promotes safety and quality within the healthcare milieu. This foundation serves to balance the environmental demands and increase the effectiveness of healthcare teams in today’s service-oriented, multicultural healthcare system.

Current healthcare leaders define the dynamic healthcare environment as complex and ever-changing, so the program requirements will prepare the future healthcare leader through practical, experiential and real-time learning opportunities which will be industry-focused and ideally enhanced with a preceptor/mentor in the field of health care management.

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership competency Model © and the competency tool from the American College of Healthcare Executives have been selected to serve as the framework for the program curriculum.

OUTCOME CHARACTERISTICS

The graduate of the Healthcare Leadership Program will be able to:

• Demonstrate effective communication skills that reflect knowledge of multiple models and approaches that enhance work performance across all levels of the healthcare organization.

• Cultivate productive relationships in a diverse, multicultural, and complex healthcare environment.

• Develop a service orientation consistent with professional and ethical principles that reflect application across the broad spectrum of the healthcare continuum.

• Analyze problems and processes with subsequent strategic solutions within a critical thinking context using creative problem solving techniques, information technology, and research tools.

• Apply industry-specific tools to advance the healthcare organization related to stated clinical, quality, financial and human resource goals.

• Demonstrate individual and team leadership skills that are values-driven and relevant in an environment characterized by change.