Masters in Nursing Healthcare Management

Masters in Nursing Healthcare Management

This degree is an interesting cross between an advanced practice nursing degree (MSN) and the Master of Health Administration (MHA). For further cross-fertilization you can also throw in the MBA in Healthcare Management, a standard area of concentration for business students today. The Masters in Nursing for Healthcare Management includes elements of all three, with the important core of the degree being the Master of Nursing curriculum. This is one of the MSN options that can be found in many of the online master's in nursing programs; it can be an interesting alternative to the Master of Nursing Nurse Administration degree because it focuses so heavily on management skills. Some nurses opt for a dual MSN/MHA degree but that isn't necessary when this nursing specialization option is available.

The focus is necessarily on management, so the curriculum will include courses on managed health care models and methods, on health care systems, and on human resource management. Usually there will be classes in the regulatory issues associated with healthcare delivery, and there will certainly be classes on the budgetary management for healthcare delivery institutions, facilities and organizations. Managing a budget and to some extent, the billing process is critical to management of any healthcare system. Financial resources for healthcare systems are not limited to insurance companies; there is Medicare, the Medicaid organizations operated by states, and various secondary insurance programs that many seniors carry to supplement Medicare.

There is also a strong public health element to the curriculum for this degree in most schools of nursing. The Master of Nursing in Healthcare Management can result in job placement with a government agency or a public health facility. Public health management is an integral part of overall healthcare management in this country and will continue to be as long as there are fifty million uninsured people living in the United States. For nurses interested in a management and policy career in healthcare this degree is an excellent choice. It is also an option that is readily available as an online program from accredited schools of nursing that offer both full time and part time programs.

Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            MBA: Health Care Management
            Good for Working Adults
            • One of the top-ranked universities in Florida, Saint Leo University offers over 50 accredited undergraduate degrees, programs and endorsements as well as master's and doctoral programs.
            • Saint Leo’s undergraduate and graduate online degree programs prepare you to take advantage of growing career opportunities in a variety of in-demand fields.
            • Saint Leo University provides academic excellence, flexibility, affordability, and a wide range of educational programs with financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify.
            • Saint Leo offers a 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio to ensure you get the personal attention you deserve.
            • Learn on your schedule with our 6 convenient available start dates throughout the year. Get started on earning your accredited degree today!
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MS: Human Performance: Clinical
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
            • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 87% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MBA - Healthcare Management
            • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
            • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
            • Provides IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
            • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
            • For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, go to: www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            M.S. in Health Care Administration
            • CCNE-Accredited Online Nursing Master's Degrees
            • Emphases: Health Informatics, Leadership in Health Care Systems, Nursing Education & Public Health Nursing
            • Aligned to American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) standards
            • Designed to help you foster best practices and patient care success
            • Develop expertise in a key area of nursing
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MS Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits