Drury GO Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

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The Health Services Management major is particularly appropriate for those who want the leadership, supervisory, administrative skills and degree required for upward mobility within healthcare organizations. These individuals already have the appropriate academic preparation and licensures, the necessary clinical skills, and the proper in-service training in a health-related discipline. This degree program has two tracks. The first option is a degree completion program for registered nurses, radiological technologists, respiratory therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, emergency medical services personnel, and other related professionals. The second is for students participating in the Drury University/Cox College Dual Health Degree Cohort.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop a solid foundation in science and medicine upon which to build professional knowledge.
  • Synthesize an approach to management and leadership which includes effective communication, ethical decision-making, and a holistic understanding of individuals and cultures.
  • Apply practical and theoretical knowledge in a health setting, preparing to provide care under established policies, procedures and protocols.

Career Information

Jobs in the health services management field are projected to grow 17.6% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $99,730. The median wage for health service management workers in Missouri specifically is $113,120.

Many career paths require advanced training and certification. A Bachelor of Health Services Management gives you the tools to advance in a variety of fields, including:

  • Occupational therapy
    • Projected growth: 17.9%
    • Median annual wage: $84,270
  • Emergency management direction
    • Projected growth: 4.9%
    • Median annual wage: $74,420
  • Nursing
    • Projected growth: 12.1%
    • Median annual wage: $71,730
  • Radiation therapy
    • Projected growth: 8.5%
    • Median annual wage: $82,330
  • Exercise physiology
    • Projected growth: 9.7%

Median annual wage: $49,270

Track 2

The following courses are required for the Dual Health Degree Cohort to complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. NRSI courses will be taken through Cox College, and grades will be transferred back to Drury.

Prerequisite courses to be taken prior to admittance into the Cohort

Required Cox courses (62 hours)

NRSI 202: Foundations of Professional Nursing (3 hrs.)
NRSI 205: Critical Thinking (2 hrs.) 
NRSI 206: Health Assessment (3 hrs.)
NRSI 212: Mental Health/Illness Nursing Concepts (3 hrs.) 
NRSI 215: Pharmacological Basis of Nursing Practice (3 hrs.)
NRSI 280: Adult Medical Surgical Nursing I & Practicum (4 hrs.)
NRSI 300: Informatics (2 hrs.)  
NRSI 303: Professional Nursing Concepts (2 hrs.)  
NRSI 304: Care of Childbearing Families (3 hrs.) 
NRSI 305: Care of Childrearing Families (3 hrs.) 
NRSI 325: Adult Medical Surgical Nursing II & Practicum (7 hrs.)
NRSI 335: Adult Medical Surgical Nursing III & Practicum (7 hrs.)
NRSI 345: Adult Medical Surgical Nursing IV Simulation (4 hrs.) 
NRSI 400: Theories and Research in Nursing (3 hrs.) 
NRSI 402: Management and Leadership in Nursing (3 hrs.) 
NRSI 404: Community and Public Health Nursing (3 hrs.) 
NRSI 410: Nursing Capstone (7 hrs.)