Graduate certificate in Healthcare Admin?

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  1. Randell1234

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    I am looking for a Graduate certificate in Healthcare Admin but would prefer a state school / non-profit so the cost is low (unless there is a cheap for-profit). I did find UMUC and FIU but the FIU certificate is $21k!

    Any suggestions?
     
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    CMU Global Campus

    You might want to check out Central Michigan University's graduate certificate offering in Health Services Administration:

    Central Michigan University Global Campus

    Being active duty military granted me the $288 per credit hour steal that enabled me to finish up the Master of Science in Administration (Concentration: Public Administration) with little out-of-pocket expense. This same tuition rate also applies to honorably discharged veterans and DOD employees. The only potential downside, from my understanding, is that the coursework for the health services administration concentration/grad certificate is exclusive to the Washington D.C. metro area, Virginia, and select areas along the east coast... and even these offerings are less frequent in the cycle than other concentration courses in higher demand. Another item you might want to consider before committing is whether or not you want your program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), which in some instances can be a deal breaker for certain job and teaching prospects, although if you are already established in your career this could prove insignificant.

    If these are not limiting factors for you and you are willing to spare a few weekends or evenings in the beltway while casually plugging away at the curriculum, I would strongly recommend them. The instructors bring forth a great deal of public sector and executive level expertise that is arguably unparalleled, at least in my humble opinion. You might want to consult a few syllabi on the website and read a few instructor bios which I feel underscores just the caliber of professional that I am describing, although like anywhere professors can be hit or miss and CMU is no exception.

    All-in-all, however, I am greatly pleased with my decision to take the MSA plunge... so much so that the Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) offering remains in my top five favorite displays when I go doctoral window-shopping. :cool2:
     
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    I'd like to second the eCornell suggestion. I completed the Executive Leadership for Healthcare Professionals 5-course certificate program through eCornell in early 2012. The program took about 2 1/2 months to complete and I gained some good insight into top-level healthcare administration from renowned Cornell Sloan professors, but I must caution you on two things: First of all, for what it is (professional certificate), it certainly was not cheap. Secondly, these are not academic certificate programs (undergraduate level or graduate level,) but rather professional development courses granting continuing education units (CEUs). If you are only interested in gaining additional knowledge and skills rather than securing academic credits in the field, then this is a nice little toolset to have. Obviously, the reputation of the subsidiary's mother university doesn't hurt a resume either.
     
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    These look great and the price is right - thanks.
     
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    I looked at all these programs and here is what I found. I want to do this without any out of pocket cost (or as little as possible) and I only get something like $3,500 a year TA money.

    FIU certificate is $21k - too much money
    UMUC - I took PUB5006 - Public Health Administration and HCA5012 - Heath Care Financial Management and do not want to really repeat them
    Fort Hays State University not exactly healthcare admin
    Seton Hall University, New Jersey - cost too much
    Health Care Management | Saint Leo University - just over $12K. Local school to me but cost too much
    Central Michigan University Global Campus - They told me it is no longer an online only program
    eCornell Healthcare Leadership - I would prefer a grad credit program but this looked great. It is very close to this program which I plan to complete at aome point (and it will be free) - http://ufexec.ufl.edu/baycare
    UND has a grad cert in health administration - do not like the "ever other year" course offerings
    SUNY - Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management - was really hoping for a HCS prefix but this looked great otherwise.
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs - looked just like CSU but was $9K
    Rosemont - looked good but was about $10K
    CSU - Only $6K, 4 classes that look great, they start classes each month, I might be able to transfer a class in so it would only be 3 classes, and I can roll the credit to a MSOL if I decide to get a masters, they are a B&M school...looks like a winner.

    I will start after the summer.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
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    Would you list this as Cornell or eCornell on your CV?
     
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    I've looked into this on LinkedIn. Most people seem to list it as "Cornell University-eCornell, Certificate/Program Name". Not sure what Cornell recommends for listing it though.
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense.
     
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    I did a little digging a while back and stumbled upon this blog: My eCornell Project Leadership Experience: How to add and reference eCornell Project Leadership Certificate to a resume

    The author made the inquiry to eCornell and their response suggested the following addition to the resume:

    Project Leadership Certificate, Completed August 2010, Cornell University

    This might raise some red flags regardless of the level of legitimacy, so I think to cover all bases I might be inclined to specify "eCornell" on a resume even though my gut strongly urges the ever-so-slight omission. My logic might be far from representative of a prospective employer's interpretation, but I personally would avoid the risk altogether.
     
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    Does the CAHME accredit certificate programs?
     

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