Pittsburg State offers new emphasis in healthcare innovation 

Pittsburg State University is offering a new emphasis in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies that will prepare graduates to lead innovation in healthcare systems, and to coordinate and manage delivery of healthcare in a variety of settings. 

The emphasis, called Healthcare Innovation, is open to anyone with 60 or more hours of college credit or those who already have an associate’s degree. 

“With this emphasis, you’ll gain theoretical and practical experiences in critical thinking, creative problem solving, change management, leadership, communication, inclusivity, strategic decision-making, technology, ethics, quality improvement, and entrepreneurial skills,” said Dean of College of Arts & Sciences Mary Carol Pomatto.  

Students will work one-on-one with an advisor to design a program of study that will match their career goals. 

“This is a great program for those interested in healthcare but not in a clinical program,” Pomatto said. “It comes at an important time, too, given the current needs of the ever-evolving healthcare industry.” 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Harris, associate professor of nursing in the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing.