Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

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The Bachelor of Science, Major in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) is an undergraduate professional degree designed to prepare students for entry level administrative/management positions in healthcare organizations. Ideal candidates for the BSHA program are those students looking for career entry in administration and supervisory roles in the healthcare system. Graduates will enhance their opportunities for professional growth and job placement through carefully planned internships and a capstone experience.

Healthcare administration involves the organization, financing and delivery of services to prevent and treat illness and disease, including programs that serve the public and private sectors at all levels—local, state and federal. The BSHA program emphasizes the conceptual and analytical skills required to manage in contemporary healthcare organizations. The program features opportunities in project management, teamwork and leadership. The BSHA program is an associate member institution of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Background Checks
Agencies used by the School of Health and Human Services may require criminal background and/or drug screening prior to acceptance of a student into an internship or practicum. Students who do not pass the background check and/or drug test may be unable to attend the internship or practicum course and, therefore, may be unable to complete the program of study. Any fee or cost associated with background checks and/or drug testing is the responsibility of the student.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate the roles and perspectives of clinical practitioners, nonclinical staff, supervisors, and managers within healthcare organizations
  • Describe the management, leadership and healthcare theories and components of the health care delivery system in the United States
  • Evaluate the impact of factors that affect the policies, management and operation of healthcare organizations
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative healthcare data and information for effective decision-making
  • Explain the legal and ethical principles and responsibilities of healthcare organizations to individual patient and community healthcare needs
  • Solve problems and improve performance in healthcare organizations using principles of accounting, law, financial analysis, human resources management, operations analysis, management information systems analysis, strategic planning, and marketing
  • Explain strategic and marketing priorities of healthcare organizations in relationship to the needs and values of a community
  • Describe the determinants and measurements of health and disease in the population and the responsibilities of healthcare organizations to individual consumers and the community
  • Demonstrate principles of collaborative leadership and team building strategies


To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Refer to the section on undergraduate admission requirements for specific information regarding admission and evaluation. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
Preparation for the Major (13 courses; 58.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (15 courses; 67.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):