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New Health Services Management Degree Program to be Offered at BSC

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    Tuesday, January 26 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

(Bluefield)—A new baccalaureate degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, will be offered at Bluefield State College, beginning this fall.  The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission approved BSC’s program proposal during its January 22, 2010 meeting.

“The program is designed to provide students with learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for careers in middle and top level healthcare management positions and/or strengthen their current employment performance and advancement opportunities in healthcare,” explained Dr. Betty Rader, Dean of the BSC School of Nursing and Allied Health.

Graduates may also choose to pursue a master’s degree in Health Administration or a related field.  The program is designed to serve beginning freshmen students, associate degree graduates primarily from the fields of business administration, management, or clinical science, and allied health professionals employed by area health care organizations.

Potential organizations for program graduates include hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician practices, home health companies, and healthcare consulting and healthcare equipment, supplies and services companies.

The Health Services Management program at BSC was developed to meet the growing need for baccalaureate graduates in middle and top level management positions in the broad array of health services organizations throughout West Virginia and the nation.  Bluefield State College will house the degree program within the School of Nursing and Allied Health.

Individuals interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to contact the BSC Office of Admissions (304-327-4065).