Open New Doors in Health Care With a Degree from GranthamAre you ready to begin – or advance – a career in health care? Start by enrolling in an online health care degree program at Grantham University. The health care field continues to grow much faster than the national average of all other fields. Additionally, the average median annual salary of $64,770 for health care practitioners is significantly higher than that of all other occupations.

At Grantham, we offer some of the most affordable health care programs for students to explore in our College of Nursing and Allied Health. If you’re already a registered nurse, take your career to the next level with our RN to BSN Degree Completion program or RN to MSN Preparatory Coursework through our School of Nursing. If you already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, you can choose from four graduate level specializations in Nursing Case Management, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership.

If you do not currently work in the health care field and need to jump-start your education, our allied health programs include a certificate and associate degree option that will provide you with foundational knowledge. Our School of Allied Health also offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that can give your career a boost. Whichever path you choose, at Grantham you’ll gain the technical know-how in your healthcare courses to make your mark in this promising field.

Imagine how your career trajectory can change if you earn your undergraduate or graduate degree. You’ll be able to pursue advanced positions and qualify for a higher salary — resulting in increased financial security for you and your family. In the sections below, we’ll outline the benefits of Grantham’s flexible, online health care programs, including the types of careers you may pursue upon graduation.

School of Nursing Programs

RN to BSN Degree Completion (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

As an RN, you already possess the foundation of nursing education at the associate degree level. With Grantham’s RN to BSN Degree Completion program, you can enhance your knowledge and skills and prepare for roles such as operating room RN, school nurse and staff registered nurse.

Our 120-credit hour RN to BSN coursework is fully online and includes practice clinical experiences in a simulated environment. Our curriculum casts a wide net over vital topics, including pharmacology, concepts of research, informatics, and leadership. As a result of this program, you’ll be effective at delivering quality patient care in several areas of nursing. You will also improve your communication, critical thinking and data aptitude skills that are essential in the modern health care landscape.

Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing Specializations

Once you complete Grantham’s RN to MSN Preparatory Coursework option, you can continue your education with one of four MSN nursing specializations: Nursing Case Management, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, or Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership. Each area of focus can help prepare you for leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.

The Nursing Case Management Specialization helps you gain knowledge and clinical expertise in case management and working in health maintenance organizations. You will learn how to improve patient care outcomes through patient referrals and to evaluate the effectiveness of a health care system. After completing this specialization at Grantham, you can pursue positions including charge nurse, director of nursing, operating room RN and staff nurse. While salary can vary by position, location and other factors, staff nurses currently earn an average annual salary of $70,000, according to the most recent data.

The Nursing Education Specialization at Grantham prepares you to become an educator in health care. The program, which covers a range of topics in the field, is ranked the fifth best nurse educator program in the country. Currently, nurse educators earn an average salary of $71,260 per year. Upon graduation, you may choose positions that conduct internal team trainings to ensure staff at your organization is providing quality patient care. Or, you may work in a classroom setting, teaching the next generation of nurse practitioners.

The Nursing Informatics Specialization explores the foundational theory of informatics and how it impacts the health care field. Through the program, you will learn how to interpret financial information and clinical data in order to improve patient outcomes in your organization. As a nurse informatics specialist, you can expect to earn around $88,270 per year, according to recent data.

Finally, the Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership Specialization prepares you for nurse leader and administrator roles in health care settings. These positions are high-level and can involve overseeing some of the biggest initiatives your organization takes on. After completing this specialization at Grantham, you can pursue positions as a clinical director, health manager, nurse manager, nursing home administrator and more. While salary can vary by position, location and other factors, medical and health services managers currently earn an average annual salary of $98,350, according to the most recent data.

School of Allied Health Programs

Nursing isn’t the only area of health care where you can make an impact. You can affect positive change behind the scenes as a medical administrative assistant, medical coder and biller, health systems manager, or health care administrator. Unlike our School of Nursing, you don’t have to be an RN or have prior health care education to enroll at Grantham’s School of Allied Health. We offer certificate to master’s degree program options suited for any student interested in entering or advancing in the field. Our faculty are experts in their respective fields, have real-world experience and are passionate about helping students. Learn more on our website and choose the right path for you.

Take Advantage of Grantham’s Online Programs

No matter which health care program you choose at Grantham, you can expect an unmatched commitment to your success. We know you have big dreams, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve them through affordable higher education. In less time than you may think, you can earn your degree and pursue a new or higher position in the growing health care field. Our career services team is here to help you search and apply for jobs and prepare for interviews upon graduation. With no application fee and classes starting monthly, there’s no reason to wait. Contact Grantham today to get started.