Health Care Leadership, B.S.

This program, offered in both face-to-face and online-only formats, is designed to meet the needs of adult learners whose primary focus is the health care field. This program is particularly suited to health care professionals who possess essential clinical skills but wish to enhance their career opportunities by developing proficiencies in management, supervision, leadership and education. It is also open to those just embarking on their health care careers.

Program Details:

  • Requires 180 QH, including 60 QH of General Education, for completion
  • A maximum of 60 QH of technical credit may be transferred
  • Credit by examination, proficiency and portfolio are accepted for general education and elective credit
  • The Health Care Leadership Core must be taken at NLU
  • Students may complete a concentration, listed below

Concentrations:

Public Policy

Aging Studies

International Management

Leadership

Required Courses

Communications

One college-level writing course. The course below is recommended:

LAE 101English Composition I

5

Humanities

One Humanities course

Fine Arts

One Fine Arts course

Quantitative Reasoning

One Mathematics course

Physical and Life Sciences

One Science course

Social Sciences

One Social Science course

Behavioral Science

One Behavioral Science course

Additional General Education

Choose additional General Education courses to total 60 QH of general education

Health Care Leadership Core - 58 QH

HCL 300Introduction to the Health Care Leadership Program

4

HCL 310Professional Writing in Health Care

4

HCL 315Team Development in Health Care

4

HCL 320Educational Delivery & Assessment in Health Care

5

HCL 330Presentation Skills in Health Care

4

HCL 335Overview of Health Care Delivery

4

HCL 410Health Care Supervision & Human Resources

5

HCL 415Financial and Physical Resource Administration

4

HCL 420Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

4

HCL 425Health Care Information Systems

4

HCL 430Marketing of Health Care Services

4

HCL 440Health Care Systems

4

HCL 450Business Planning in Health Care

4

MGT 436Critical Thinking for Managers

4

Electives - 62 QH

Choose elective courses to meet the minimum degree requirement of 180 QH