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Make your mark with a degree that will grow in demand as the healthcare field grows and expands. At Drexel, health care knowledge meets real-world health challenges in the classroom and beyond.

Health Administration Department

The Health Administration Department offers programs for you to seek employment in administrative or managerial positions in the ever-expanding health care sector. Graduates from our programs go on to work in hospitals, clinics, managed-care companies, health-insurance companies, law and health-marketing firms.

Our dedicated and highly-qualified faculty have extensive training and professional experience in their specialty areas.

Our students can choose to complete their Health Administration education with in-class and online courses. This flexibility makes it possible for working professionals to complete a Bachelor of Science degree completely with online courses .

Students may be interested in an accelerated, dual-degree BS/MPH program with the Dornsife School of Public Health of Drexel University. Qualified students will be able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration and a Master of Public Health degree in only five years. The HSAD program is an Associate Member of the Association of Undergraduate Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).


Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
If you have an interest in management, health services administration will prepare you for a variety of settings. Settings include hospitals and doctors’ offices, various ambulatory care facilities, insurance companies, human resources or benefits offices of any large employer. Some students may pursue public policy, where they may work in local, state or federal level offices or community public health departments. Students may work in pharmaceutical companies, marketing or consulting firms, and non-profit organizations, especially those organizations focused on health issues or particular populations.

Minor in Health Services Administration
Many students interested in a health career take on a Health Services Administration minor. The courses introduce students to the U.S. health care sector, and also offers several electives in areas such as history of the US health care system, culture and health, religious influences on health, health humanities, health care ethics and various health management electives.

Master of Health Administration
The MHA program is designed to provide students with essential knowledge required for senior managerial and planning work within the health services and systems sectors.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program—Undergraduate
Begin or enhance your career with this online option in medical billing and coding.

Health Administration Faculty

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Cover of new book by Stephen Gambescia, PhD called The Healthcare NonprofitThe Healthcare Nonprofit: Keys to Effective Management is the newest book by Stephen F. Gambescia, a professor in the Health Administation department, and colleagues. The book will be used in HSAD 331: Nonprofits and Healthcare, a course in the undergraduate program. 

CNHP offers one of the few health administration programs in the country that give students a full course in managing nonprofits. "I have been teaching our nonprofit and healthcare course for some 14 years. I know the gaps in knowledge that both students and those coming new to the nonprofits need to know--even those middle managers," explains Gambescia. Written to take the reader from A to Z on managing the nonprofit, this is the first comprehensive book of its kind. While there are many books on nonprofits, their focus is limited to just a few areas like leadership and fund raising.

Healthcare Nonprofit: Keys to Effective Management, though being usedStephen Ganbescia, PhD lecturing in classroom for a specific class, isn't a traditional text book. This reader is the first extensive book on the subject. "It is perfect for the generalist who needs to know a lot about the nonprofit from top managers to board members'" Gambescia states. He also thinks it's worth the expense for specialists, new staff members, long-term volunteers, especially those in leadership roles, who will find more than enough to sink their teeth in. Authors, including Gambescia and other leaders in the field, explore topics like governance, the nonprofit in American society, special events, program evaluation and crisis communications. 

The voice of the book is one of coaching. Authors lay out some fundamentals in each chapter, then discuss more advanced information about the subject. "Regardless, we give the nuance of the art and science of managing the functions of a nonprofit to help expand understanding and knowledge of core principles." So much has changed in concepts of charity and nonprofits except the underlying dedication, creativity and endless hard work of those who work and volunteer to positively impact people in need. The focus is on healthcare but certainly anyone involved in social service or education will find it useful.


Citizens Bank Park Commencement 2018The tradition continues as the all-University Commencement ceremony was held for the third straight year under the bright lights of Citizens Bank Park. This video captures not only the excitement of the day, but also the essence of the Dragon.

Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan addressed the new graduating class and issued a challenge for our graduates to go out and change the world. We're looking forward to witnessing all the incredible achievements of our CNHP alumni!


I hope that everyone’s holidays were healthy, safe and restful.

I wish the best for 2018.  It always amazes me how fast the holiday season comes and goes. My mom always told me that the older one gets the faster the time flies by–boy, was she ever correct!!!

The following are highlights from the past month:

Beth Desaretz Chiatti, PhD, RN, CTN, CSN has been elected secretary of the Transcultural Nursing Society and a member of the board of directors. Her two-year term begins this month. She has also been chosen to be a Drexel Liberty Scholars Mentor.

Congratulations, Dr. Chiatti!!!

Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAAN has been appointed to the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians’ board of directors representing the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. She is the only nurse to have been appointed to an emergency physician organizational board of directors.

This appointment ties very nicely with our initiatives in the graduate program as well. The new post-master’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner program begins in the 2018 winter quarter using the curriculum she created. Campo was the first nurse practitioner in New Jersey to be certified as an emergency nurse practitioner.

In addition, a text book titled Medical Imaging, of which Campo was the lead author, has won first place in the American Journal of Nursing 2017 Book Award in the category of Adult Primary Care.

Congratulations, Dr. Campo!!!

The leadership team has been working on the upcoming CCNE accreditation site visit scheduled for February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. You will be hearing more about the site visit this and next month.

Please refer to the information posted below:

Collegiate Commission on Nursing Accreditation (CCNE)

This is to advise you that the CCNE, our major accrediting body in nursing, will be conducting an accreditation site visit on February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. All of the nursing programs will be reviewed during this site visit. 

We have been working on our self-study document that is required to be submitted by early January. We will be updating you in the next couple of months at faculty meetings and other venues on how the site visit will be conducted.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty:

As part of its accreditation process, The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) plans to visit the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions on February 26 to February 28, 2018.  

The Commission seeks to review all of the nursing programs including: the undergraduate nursing programs, the graduate nursing programs inclusive of the Advanced Role programs and the Nurse Practitioner programs, the Post-Master¹s Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PM-APRN-NP) program, the Nurse Anesthesia Program, the Post-Master's Nurse Anesthesia Certificate (PM-APRN-NA) program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

In accordance with CCNE procedure, constituents (students, alumni and faculty) of these programs are invited to submit comments related to the quality of the programs under review to CCNE. Your comments are considered third party and any specific third party, signed comments concerning the accreditation process need to be received by February 5, 2018.  Please direct your comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001



Thank you for your consideration of participation in this process.

Last but not least, Stephanie Brooks, PhD, associate dean for academic health professions, and I have been collaborating and we have decided to highlight both of our areas of responsibility monthly.
Thus, the “Rundiogram” will change its name to: “R & B Notes.”  Most of you will think of R & B as Rhythm & Blues, but this will stand for Rundio & Brooks. Dr. Brooks will present first and I second and then vice-versa as we highlight what everyone does at CNHP.
I hope that your New Year is the BEST ever. Thank you for all that you do for CNHP.
Chief Academic Nursing Officer 

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