The theory and lessons learned in the classroom seamlessly transfer over into my everyday work life.
I am employed as an Administrator for the Nursing Department at a local state operated hospital facility. I've found that the theory and lessons learned in the classroom seamlessly transfer over into my professional career. It's because the professors in the Health Services Management program bring real life experience to the lessons, which make them more applicable and relevant. In fact, I was able to intern (practicum) at my own work location, which was invaluable due to my busy schedule.
The professors in the program have provided above and beyond guidance to me. They not only offered valuable learning experiences, but helped motivate me to continue and excel. During my time in the program, I had a couple of personal challenges that at the time seemed insurmountable, but my professors provided much needed empathy and flexibility that allowed me to continue my studies. If not for them and the flexibility they extended, I would not have been able to finish the program. There's a personal connection, which is different than the environment of my undergraduate studies at a large university, where I was simply a 10 digit number in a classroom.
The reason I chose the program is because it's the only one available locally with an emphasis on healthcare. With the master's degree I will receive, I hope to open up new opportunities within my organization.
Health Services Management (MS)