dcsimg
You are here:

American Sentinel University Announces Two Online Health Care Degrees

American Sentinel University (ASU) has announced two new health care degree options that align with the changing professional requirements in the field. The two degree programs are: Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with specialization in Infection Prevention and Control. Both programs will be offerings available to current professionals in the field and, in the case of Health online degree Informatics, available to anyone interested in a health care career.

"The two fastest-growing industries for jobs today are technology and healthcare," said Catherine Garner, Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing at America Sentinel University. "Specialized healthcare degrees at the bachelors or masters level, such as health informatics or infection prevention and control, can greatly improve a practitioner's career options."

Health information management is becoming a central component of quality healthcare delivery. Patient files must be transferred in a timely and efficient manner every time a person changes health providers or is given a referral to a specialist. This bachelor's degree program will take medical billing and coding training far beyond the data entry level into data management. The Obama administration is committed to developing a national health information system to help streamline health care delivery; professionals with a degree in health informatics will be in a position to contribute.

The MSN degree in Nursing focused on Infection Prevention and Control is oriented to public health services. It is designed to provide management credentials to an RN who can help manage such issues as the current flu outbreak. Infection prevention and control also comes into play with public health issues such as exposure to toxic materials. Health care management in the face of a refinery fire or a chemical plant failure requires the skill to assess the potential damage and act accordingly.

On a smaller scale, infection prevention is an important function in hospitals and in long term care facilities. The trained epidemiologists who work in the field today can only cover a fraction of the facilities that require expertise in the field. Schools and large employment centers where workers are exposed to one another are prime breeding grounds for infection when there are no preventive measures in place.

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • Argosy University

    Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges.

    Programs

    • Psychology (BA) (Online)
    • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
    • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
    • More...
    Location:
    Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021
    Argosy University Request Info »
  • Ashworth College

    Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

    Programs

    • Payroll Clerk
    • Private Investigation
    • Occupational Therapy Aide
    • More...
    Location:
    Norcross: , Norcross GA
    Ashworth College Request Info »
  • Capella University

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.

    Programs

    • DHS - Advanced Program Evaluation & Data Analytics
    • MS - Addiction Studies
    • MS - School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Capella University Request Info »
  • Platt College

    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

    Programs

    • Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Certificate
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Veterinary Technology - Associates

    Location: Online

    Platt College Request Info »
  • American University

    Change the World with American University

    Be a part of something bigger than yourself.

    Programs

    • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
    • Master of Science in Measurement & Evaluation
    • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration
    • More...

    Location: Online

    American University Request Info »
  • Saint Joseph's University

    Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

    Programs

    • Certificate of Proficiency in Autism Studies
    • BS in Liberal Studies - Professional Studies Track
    • Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Saint Joseph's University Request Info »
  • Purdue University

    Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history.

    Programs

    • Master of Science in Communication
    • Master of Science in Engineering Technology
    • Master of Science in Education in Special Education
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Purdue University Request Info »
  • Northcentral University

    Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

    Programs

    • International Business - D.B.A.
    • Leadership in Higher Education - EdS
    • MS Organizational Leadership - Nonprofit Management
    • More...
    Location:
    San Diego: 2488 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego CA 92106
    Northcentral University Request Info »
  • Post University Online

    At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

    Programs

    • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
    • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
    • B.S. in Management / Entrepreneurship
    • More...
    Location:
    Waterbury: 800 Country Club Rd. P.O. Box 2540, Waterbury CT 06723
    Post University Online Request Info »
  • Intercoast Colleges

    Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

    Programs

    • Business Technology
    • Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies
    • Online Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies

    Location: Online

    Intercoast Colleges Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.