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Advance your career

Our bachelor's completion program will help you take that next step toward a leadership or management position in healthcare.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Take the next step toward a leadership or management position in healthcare in less than two years.

Labouré’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree is a flexible, online bachelor completion* program. If you're already a health professional, it can help you advance your career and earnings to the next level.

As a healthcare administration student, you:

  • Take classes in the legal, financial, managerial, and industry foundational courses in healthcare
  • Choose from elective courses which can include a specialty track/concentration in one of the following areas: Long Term Care, Practice Management, or Generalist
  • Can finish the program in two years or less - set a schedule that works for you

*If you don't have a prior associate degree, you can work with our Admissions Team to build a degree pathway tailored to your needs

A growing industry

The healthcare workforce is expected to increase by 15% over the next 8 years. Pathways within the industry are limitless - and don't all require hands-on clinical patient care. Personally and financially rewarding jobs are available in management and administration, as well. 

Whether you choose a generalist pathway or a concentration in a specialty area like long term care or practice management, your elective selections allow you to pursue an area of healthcare administration that interests you. 

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The demand for medical and health service managers is projected to grow 32% from 2021 - 2031, with a current average salary of $101,340 yearly." - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Concentrations and Speciality Tracks

Concentrations and specialty tracks are a great way to use electives to explore an area of healthcare administration that interests you.

Generalist Concentration

Healthcare administrations play a role in transforming quality of care within medical organizations. As globalization becomes the standard for all industries, healthcare administrators must be able to effectively manage the challenges of global health inequities and social determinants of care. The Generalist track diversifies your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration by addressing the overarching determinants that may present within medical organizations. Courses focus on global health and health disparities, community and behavioral health, nutrition, and complementary alternative medicine. 

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Practice Management Concentration

One area of speciality within healthcare administration is practice management. Practice managers must be able to effectively communicate with physicians, health insurance representatives, and other healthcare professionals. 

By selecting a concentration in practice management, you can strengthen your analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to find creative solutions to solve various administrative issues that can arise in a healthcare practice. 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Practice Management will be eligible for post-graduate credentialing exams including: 

  • Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) through AAPC
  • Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through MGMA
  • Certified Medical Manager (CMM) through PAHCOM

Long Term Care Concentration

While healthcare itself is changing as fast as it is growing, so is the patient population. Aging adults are the fastest growing patient population, meaning that elder care now makes up a significant portion of the US healthcare system. 

"Elder and long term care is rapidly becoming one of the most daunting healthcare challenges of our day. In the United States, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double from roughly 50 million today to nearly 100 million by 2060." (Forbes)

At Labouré, you can earn your bachelor's degree with a concentration in long-term care - an attractive feature for future employers. 

Healthcare Administration
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age of the fastest growing patient population - expected to double in size by 2060

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approximate projected growth in medical and health service manager jobs between 2019 - 2029

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years or less to complete your bachelor's degree when entering with an associate degree

Common Questions

Students may expect to achieve the following outcomes upon completion of the program: 

  • Appreciation for Human Dignity, which is at the core of Labouré’ s academic mission in Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Opportunities to stack credits from various certificate concentrations in the Health Sciences programs to pursue the management and leadership possibilities afforded to those with credentials in healthcare administration

  • Understanding of issues in modern healthcare from an evidence-based, cross-disciplinary, and inter-professional perspective

  • Understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and preferred styles as leaders

  • In-depth awareness of best practices in the Health Sciences

  • Awareness of the importance and power of strategic partnerships within their healthcare facilities and the broader community

  • Competence in the use of effective communication skills with patients, colleagues, and the public

  • Positive values in the form of norms for ethical and moral behavior, the compassionate and caring practice of medicine, and a sense of obligation to improve the comfort, health, and wellness of the public

  • Cultural competency in the science and practice of medicine

  • The skills of inquiry necessary to sustain a lifetime of learning

There are many job opportunities for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. 

Some areas you may work in are: 

  • Hospital administration
  • Healthcare or doctor's offices
  • Health insurance companies
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted Living facilities
  • Community health agencies

Some potential job titles include: 

  • Health Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Clinical Director
  • Health Information Management Director

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than average. 

This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

With your bachelor's degree in healthcare administration and an added concentration in Long-Term Care, you will be well prepared to enter the job market. 

Meet the Dean

Doreen Richards, DHSc MEd

doreen richardsDr. Doreen Richards is the Dean of Arts and Health Sciences at Labouré College of Healthcare, working with students and faculty in the health science and healthcare administration programs. After working for ten years in clinical dental hygiene, Doreen continued her education to become an educator in health sciences. She earned her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Education with a dual focus in Online Instructional Design and Curriculum & Instruction from Plymouth State University.

She has experience in teaching, faculty development, and instructional design, and has previously worked at Nova Southeastern University, the Community College and University Systems of New Hampshire, Boston College, and more. 


Learn more about this program

You'll be able to download our program info sheet and receive an email from our admissions team with information about the admissions process, tuition, courses, and more.