MHAOnline.com Blog - What's Happening in Healthcare Administration?

This blog explores career paths, professors to know, industry changes, and other forces shaping the experience of online MHA students. These features cover the realities of pursuing an online degree, including applications tips, internship requirements, scholarship prospects, and advice for finding a job upon graduation.

Check back regularly for updates, including interviews with program administrators, career profiles, and application tips.

July 30, 2019

Public Health Administrator - A Day in the Life

Public health administrators aren’t interested in profit. They’re interested in building a healthier, happier community. And they do it not through sheer idealism, but through a mix of keen organizational skills, well-crafted communication, and clever campaign management.

July 19, 2019

Closing the Gap: Women Leading Nursing Teams

Taking proactive steps to address individual and institutional shortcomings, gender equity in healthcare leadership can be achieved and can provide economic and social health benefits for everyone in the United States.

July 18, 2019

Hospice Administrator - A Day in the Life

Hospice administrators oversee the operations of a hospice agency. While a nursing home or a long-term care facility will focus on patient longevity, hospice services are provided to people who are believed to be in their last six months of life.

July 11, 2019

Health Services Manager - A Day in the Life

As healthcare becomes more tech-oriented and business-driven, medical facilities will need to retain larger numbers of skilled managers to operate at peak efficiency. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for health services managers to increase by 20 percent over a ten-year horizon—a rate of growth that’s nearly triple the national average for all professions.

July 1, 2019

Schools with an Exceptional Gerontology Department & Faculty

While the experience of living a long and fulfilling life is worthy of celebration for many, the process of aging comes with its own unique health and economic challenges for older people and their families and friends. So who can people turn to for help in empowering aging people to live healthy and independent lives? Enter the multifaceted professionals in the field of gerontology.

June 27, 2019

Healthcare Debates: Is Healthcare a Right or Privilege?

Where someone stands on this debate comes down to how they see rights, the role they believe government has in enforcing these rights, whether or not they believe healthcare is something every individual deserves, and whether they believe we are connected or separate.

June 27, 2019

Online MHA Programs Ranked by Affordability (2019-2020)

Student loan debt is reaching epic proportions and the cost of advanced education is rising. To help students find affordable programs we’ve outlined the top ten most affordable online MHA programs in 2019.

June 14, 2019

Universities with an Exceptional Nursing Administration Faculty

Three schools, in particular, stood out for their accomplished faculty members in nursing administration: the University of Pennsylvania, The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and Emory University.

May 17, 2019

Health Insurance Underwriter - A Day in the Life

For health insurance underwriters, the stakes are high. Approve too many people, and you sink a company that could’ve provided coverage to many more. Approve too few people, and you’re withholding care from someone who needs and deserves it.