South Georgia State College (SGSC) is one step closer to offering its Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Healthcare Management degree. With the recent approval by SGSC’s accreditation agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the program is anticipated to launch in the fall semester of 2019. The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved the degree in the spring.
The B.S. in Long-Term Healthcare Management will develop educational skills and knowledge for managers of long-term healthcare provided in patient residences and long-term care facilities. It will focus on serving the aging, as well as individuals of any age who suffer from debilitating physical and mental disorders. The program curriculum and training experiences address a variety of healthcare concepts and practices, such as adult health, aging, developmental disabilities across the lifespan, acute care, subacute care, chronic disease management, psychiatric issues, mental health, disease management, health promotion, and health restoration.
The program also focuses on leadership, organizational structure, human resources management strategies, operations management, finance, health law, marketing, communication, and decision-making. Additionally, students gain an increased understanding and knowledge of quality healthcare systems relating to quality assurance, risk management, managed care, insurance, ethics, and other information and practices important to managing in a demanding healthcare environment. Graduates of this program will have the skill to coordinate care among interdisciplinary health care professionals, community agencies, and long-term care facilities, all of which will increase quality of life and improve long-term outcomes. To be housed in and administered by the SGSC School of Nursing, the program will be taught by School of Nursing and healthcare management faculty.
South Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Georgia State College.
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