Vanderbilt program to teach doctors, nurses business skills
By GETAHN WARD
Vanderbilt University said it has launched a new, one-year masterâ€™s degree program in health care management to teach doctors, nurses and hospital administrators how to apply business skills to solving health care problems.
â€œClinicians frequently find themselves with management responsibilities, however, their clinical training provided them no experience or education in how to make business decisions soundly,â€? said Larry Van Horn, associate professor of management and faculty director of health care programs with Vanderbiltâ€™s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Classes will meet one night a week plus one weekend each month for a year.
The program, which starts on Aug. 20, costs $43,000, including for books, meals, parking and supplies. For more information, call 322-3120.