Effective Spring 2013, Colorado Christian University is introducing a new degree program–Health Care Administration major. This exciting new degree program is being launched in response to the growing demand for health care administration positions in Colorado and the United States. The new Health Care Administration degree is being offered by CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) and will prepare students to keep up with the fast pace of the health care field and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to manage the “systems and resources of a clinic, hospital department, or long-term care facility.”
According to Professor of Nursing Dennis Ondrejka, Ph.D., “Students will not only grasp health care delivery systems and ethics, but they will understand that how they relate to others is key. Health care is about relationships. We need servant leaders who understand that relationships are paramount.” Dr. Ondrejka continued that the program would be updated every two years to keep up with the ever-changing field of health care and health care administration. As the role of health care administrators continues to change, CCU/CAGS is committed to keeping up with those changes and preparing students to be able to thrive in a hospital environment in which a patient can text a hospital ER to set up an appointment.
This is a much-needed degree program at CCU/CAGS to meet the growing need of health care administrators. Jobs for medical health and service managers are expected to grow by a staggering 22% from 2010 to 2020. This degree program will be an appealing option for CCU nursing students looking to expand their knowledge base and advance in their careers.
The Health Care Administration major will prepare students to further their education into a master’s degree program. Health care administration majors will truly make a difference in the world of health care.