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Atlanta - Healthcare Management Program Outlines

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  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, 800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org). This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Atlanta Campus of Herzing University are approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia 30084-5305, 770-414-3300, www.gnpec.org).
  3. Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Atlanta Campus is approved by the Georgia State Board of Nursing (237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217-3858, 478-207-2440, www.sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Further, the program is a new applicant program pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have CCNE accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Legal Assisting/Paralegal: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta Campus are eligible to take the Certified Paralegal examination through the National Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). The Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs at the Atlanta Campus are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org).
  5. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Science in Health Information Management programs offered online by Herzing University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 31st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800 312-233-1100 www.cahiim.org). Students enrolling through this campus must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam both offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  6. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state Board of Accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  7. Other Programs: No other programs at this campus have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Herzing University offers three coordinated programs in Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Management. Diploma graduates can seamlessly enter the associate degree program. Associate degree graduates can easily transfer their coursework and skills into the bachelor’s degree program.

Healthcare Management Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Diploma in Medical Office Administration3112
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management6020
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration6020
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management12136
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management - Dental Hygiene Emphasis12612
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Diploma in Medical Office Administration

In the diploma program, students learn medical terminology and medical billing procedures. They also gain the related computer skills required to be successful. Graduates are prepared to effectively handle the daily responsibilities of an entry-level healthcare office worker in a private practice or public facility setting. Download Program Course Sheet

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Management

This program is designed for students who have previously earned healthcare college credit and wish to finish an associate degree for career advancement. Any student who does not hold 34 semester credit hours in healthcare courses can make up the difference with additional healthcare courses. Those who do hold advanced standing can complete this program in less than one year. Download Program Course Sheet

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration

The associate level degree adds to the foundation learned in the diploma program by including the basic general education requirements needed for greater career opportunity. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

This program gives graduates the business and management skills that are required for a leadership position in the healthcare field. For greater career flexibility and advancement opportunities, students can specialize in medical coding, medical assisting or medical office administration. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management - Dental Hygiene Emphasis

This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level management positions in healthcare management with an emphasis on dental hygiene. It is structured as a “three-plus-one” degree where students who have already completed a typically lengthy associate’s degree in dental hygiene (in the range of 90 semester credit hours) can top off that degree with an advanced management curriculum. Download Program Course Sheet

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .

This program does not have any certifications or licensures associated with it.



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