This interdisciplinary program encompasses not just health care courses but also educates master's candidates on research methods, using informatics in health care, data management, financial resources, and human resource management in health care. Nurses with a degree in HCSM may work directly with patients but also oversee and lead teams with members across many different departments, making sure that each cog in the collective machine is working efficiently and expertly at all times. This specialty is a chance for nurses to have a far-reaching impact on patient care as well as on the overall systems and employees of a hospital, clinic, or other similar entity.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on all course work or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hrs in an undergraduate accredited nursing program. For RNs with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on all undergraduate work plus a minimum grade of B on each course taken in the Loyola BLEND program.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges