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Earning a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration may lead you to any career within the administration side of healthcare. As you gain experience, proper requirements and further education if you choose, you watch your professional career advance to a healthcare administrator role. You will contribute to an effective and smooth running institution and quality care to patients. You also will have a unique opportunity to positively impact the management and company culture with your Christian values. In fact, Christ’s message of love and compassion perfectly aligns and prepares you to work on the administrative side of the healthcare industry.

Here are three ways your Christian values may influence your career in healthcare administration:

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By Sabrina Corpus
MPH Candidate, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Short for human papillomavirus, HPV is one of the most common STIs in the United States (CDC, 2018). If persistent HPV infections occur, it could lead to cancer and genital warts (CDC, 2018). This vaccination is typically a two-dose series if performed from the ages 11-14. If the patient exceeds that age range, it will be a three-dose series from 15 to 26 years of age. Though HPV is one of the most common STIs, why is there such a low record of teenagers getting this vaccination?

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By Jerry W. Perkins
Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions 

Future Healthcare Administrators student club (FHCA) is a student organization dedicated to providing useful information to students of Grand Canyon University that are currently pursuing a degree, or are interested in the field of healthcare administration. This student-organized group is open to any student of GCU, and there are no dues, just a fun, safe place to meet peers and ask questions.

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Nurse educators are highly trained professionals who hold a Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education degree. Nurse educators often work in colleges and universities to educate and inspire the next generation of health care providers. If you prefer to work one-on-one with patients and families, there are other career options that this degree program can prepare you for, such as a patient advocate or a patient educator.

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The American Nurses Association created a set of Peer Review Guidelines in 1988. Since then, these guidelines have helped nurses around the country make sure they are following proper regulations for patient care and safety. When you earn your RN to BSN degree at Grand Canyon University, you will gain new skills that can help you understand and execute these reviews in the best possible way. Take a closer look at the nursing peer review process:

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A collaborative, team-minded approach to health care isn’t just a way to make the work environment positive and more enjoyable. It’s also a smart way to improve efficiency, encourage professional growth and facilitate effective communication to promote positive patient outcomes. When healthcare professionals work together, patients receive better care and everyone benefits! Today’s healthcare environment functions using a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, there are things you can do to foster collaboration and promote teamwork.

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A statistic by Lamar University states that “there are four times as many nurses as doctors in the U.S., and their roles continue to grow as nurses expand into services beyond traditional areas to include work in private practices, clinics, public health centers, nursing homes, companies and mental health agencies”. With this staggering number of nurses, it is important that each one of them is confident and well-prepared for the workforce.

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By Dawna Cato
GCU Alumni, Vice President of Clinical Care Services

At 22 years old, I was a young mother with two children both born with congenital heart defects. I knew I wanted to go to college, and nursing seemed to be an obvious choice so I could understand my children’s condition more fully and better care for them. I started as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 1990.

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