PIKEVILLE – Students with an associate’s degree in a health care related field may now be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in Medical and Health Services Management (MHSM) through American National University (ANU) Online in two years or less. Upon acceptance, immediate junior level standing will be granted to students with a total of 96 quarter credits (72 core credits and 24 general education credits), that are applied to the program.
“The MHSM program is specifically designed for graduates with a health related associate’s degree that wouldn’t normally lead to a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Diane Morey, vice president of academic affairs-health science education for ANU. “This allows students to obtain their bachelor’s degree and to be able to pursue management positions within the healthcare arena.”
The program offers year round classes with 5 terms a year, work experience in the field that may translate to course credit, 24/7 access to course material, and credit for life and military service training to help you finish your degree faster.
Due to a rapidly growing industry, there are a lot of opportunities for experienced allied health professionals to move up after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. To gain entry to the program, students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and either a valid health care certification or a year of work experience in their field, in addition to an associate’s degree in a health care related field from an accredited college or university.
Duties within jobs obtained through this degree may include working to improve efficiency and quality in delivering health care services, supervising assistant administrators in healthcare facilities, and communicating with members of the medical staff and department heads.
Founded in 1886, American National University and National College are dedicated to the training and education of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of fields in business, information technology, and healthcare. Serving 31 communities through campus locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, as well as a growing online student body nationwide, ANU and National College currently serve approximately 5,000 students annually.