2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BS in Healthcare Management (Competency Based)

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Tempo Learning® is Walden’s competency-based education modality, an alternative way of earning a Walden degree offered for some Walden programs. Instead of courses, the Walden Tempo Learning® program is comprised of competencies and rigorous assessments. Students progress through the Tempo Learning® model by successfully passing competency assessments. A student must successfully achieve or master all competency assessments to graduate from the program.

Students earn the same Walden degree whether they choose the course-based or the competency-based modality.

Degree Requirements

  • 180 total credits
  • General education  courses (45 cr.)
  • Core competencies (80 cr.) or
    • AIM concentration (85 cr.)
  • Elective courses (50 cr.) or
    • AIM concentration (45 cr.)
  • Capstone competencies (5 cr.)


General Education Courses (45 cr.)

See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their student success advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Core Competencies (85 cr.)

    • FA1001 The Role of Accounting and Financial Information in Business and Society
      Identify the authoritative and rule-making process of accounting.
    • FA1002 The Accounting Cycle: Original Entries to Post-Closing Trial Balance
      Apply the accounting process to basic financial statements.
    • FA1003 Financial Statement and Quality Information Assessment
      Evaluate the quality of information reported in financial statements.
    • CH1001 Health Promotion
      Identify concepts relating to health promotion.
    • CH1002 Dimensions of Wellness
      Apply dimensions of wellness to personal health goals.  
    • CH1003 Health Literacy
      Analyze the relationship between health literacy, health marketing, and consumer behavior. 
    • CH1004 Health Indicators
      Analyze social determinants of health that impact health indicators
    • HD1001 Bills and Laws
      Identify the key points of historical bills and laws in healthcare.
    • HD1002 Healthcare Systems
      Compare aspects of the U.S. healthcare system to other countries.
    • HD1003 Vertical and Horizontal Integrated Systems
      Analyze the benefits and limitations of integrated systems.
    • HD1004 Current Health Issues in the Workplace
      Analyze the impact of current health issues in the workplace.
    • HD1005 Barriers to Care
      Apply strategies to mitigate barriers of care.
    • HD1006 Continuum of Care
      Develop patient plans throughout the continuum of care.
    • BC2001 Health Disparities
      Demonstrate understanding of health disparities.
    • BC2002 Cultural Competence
      Apply culturally competent practices when working with patients and other healthcare professionals.
    • BC2003 Social Ecological Model
      Apply the social ecological model to community health issues.
    • BC2004 Health Disparity Programs
      Evaluate intervention programs aimed at mitigating health disparities.
    • BC2005 Advocacy
      Advocate for changes to policies or programs that positively impact the health of vulnerable populations.
    • HI2001 Introduction to Health Informatics
      Analyze the breadth, depth, and importance of health informatics.
    • HI2002 Threats and Security
      Explain threats that impact informatics applications.
    • HI2003 Databases
      Analyze how databases are used in healthcare.
    • HI2004 Technological Tools
      Investigate current and trending technologies in healthcare.
    • EA3001 Ethical Decision-Making Models
      Apply ethical decision-making models.
    • EA3002 Code of Ethics
      Apply codes of ethics to health-related issues.
    • EA3003 Legal Issues
      Apply healthcare-related laws to healthcare settings.
    • EA3004 Good Samaritan Laws
      Synthesize information on Good Samaritan laws.
    • EA3005 Informed Consent
      Apply informed consent criteria.
    • EA3006 End of Life
      Analyze the ethical and legal issues related to completed advanced directives.
    • IH3001 Finding Your Role on the Team
      Analyze the relationship between the roles of different team members.
    • IH3002 Team Management Skills
      Apply communication and conflict resolution skills in an interprofessional team.
    • IH3003 Evaluating Team Members
      Evaluate members of an interprofessional team.
    • CI3001 Healthcare Delivery Models
      Analyze changing delivery models in acute healthcare.
    • CI3002 Long-Term Care Delivery Methods
      Evaluate quality, safety, and access of long-term care settings.
    • CI3003 Health Issues and Policy
      Evaluate U.S. health policies as they compare to policies in other countries.
    • CI3004 Policy Impact
      Analyze the impact of policy on healthcare.
    • CI3005 Policy Development
      Propose healthcare policy initiatives.
    • IR3001 Introduction to Health Insurance and Reimbursement
      Identify key concepts relating to health insurance and reimbursement in the United States.
    • IR3002 Types of Health Insurance
      Analyze different types of health insurance.
    • IR3003 Fraud and Abuse
      Analyze insurance and reimbursement cases for potential fraud and abuse.
    • IR3004 Revenue Cycle Management
      Analyze the importance of effective revenue cycle management for a provider’s fiscal stability.
    • IR3005 Prospective Payment Systems
      Analyze the components of varying prospective payment systems.
    • HM4001 Manager vs. Leader
      Differentiate the characteristics of managers and leaders.
    • HM4002 Emotional Intelligence
      Analyze the influence of emotional intelligence on leadership style.
    • HM4003 Roles and Responsibilities
      Delegate responsibilities within a healthcare management team.
    • HM4004 Leadership Strategies
      Apply leadership strategies to management scenarios.
    • HM4005 Leadership Philosophy
      Develop a personal leadership philosophy reflective of emotional intelligence and leadership style.
    • HT4001 Organizational Structure and Culture
      Examine the structure of various organizations.
    • HT4002 Leadership
      Analyze the qualities of leadership.
    • HT4003 Organizational Behavior Management
      Apply management skills to organizational environments.
    • HT4004 Workplace Motivation
      Apply workplace motivation theories.
    • HT4005 Organizational Change
      Apply management strategies to foster positive organizational changes.
    • QS4001 Accreditation, Regulation, Certification, and Reporting
      Justify the value of accreditation, regulation, certification, and reporting in healthcare organizations.
    • QS4002 Pay-for-Performance
      Evaluate pay-for-performance (P4P) initiatives’ impact on patient healthcare quality and safety outcomes.
    • QS4003 Safety
      Recommend safety improvements to address organizational vulnerabilities in patient care.
    • QS4004 Quality of Care
      Apply benchmark data to recommend improvements for healthcare quality and safety.
    • MG4001 Mission, Vision, and Values
      Evaluate the mission, vision, and values for healthcare organizations.
    • MG4002 SWOT Analysis
      Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of healthcare organizations.
    • MG4003 Develop Marketing Plans
      Develop marketing plans for healthcare organizations.
    • HW4001 Introduction to Human Resources in Healthcare
      Analyze the role of the human resources department in healthcare organizations.
    • HW4002 Recruitment and Hiring
      Apply recruitment and hiring human resource strategies.
    • HW4003 Compensation, Benefits, and Retention
      Analyze compensation, benefits, and retention strategies.
    • HW4004 Performance Evaluations
      Conduct performance evaluations.
    • HW4005 Employee Safety
      Recommend solutions to improve employee relations.
    • RM4001 Research Questions
      Develop health-related research questions designed around the scientific method.
    • RM4002 Literature Review
      Evaluate peer-reviewed research surrounding health-related topics.
    • RM4003 Research Design
      Apply research design to health-related topics.
    • RM4004 Ethics in Research
      Apply ethical principles to health-related research.
    • RM4005 Data Collection and Analysis
      Apply data collection and analysis tools to health-related topics.
    • RM4006 Presenting Your Proposal
      Present formal research proposals.
    • HF4001 Introduction to Finance
      Identify terms and concepts relating to healthcare finance.
    • HF4002 Budget Analysis
      Analyze the relationship between financial statements and the financial health of an organization.
    • HF4003 Cost Analysis
      Assess components and purposes of financial reports.
    • HF4004 Business Plans and Proposals
      Apply budgeting strategies to effectively manage healthcare operations.
    • HH4001 Introduction to Economics
      Identify concepts related to healthcare economics.
    • HH4002 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
      Analyze the economic impact of health insurance and reimbursement.
    • HH4003 Economics of Population Health
      Analyze the impact of social determinants of health.

Electives (50 or 45 cr.)

Students are to select 10 or nine courses (based on their concentration) from general education , BS in Health Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total either 50 or 45 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note: RN-BSN courses are not available to students outside the RN-BSN program.

Capstone Competencies (5 cr.)

    • CS4001 Professional Standards
      Analyze health knowledge as it applies to professional skills and responsibilities.
    • CS4002 Professional Development
      Apply communication skills related to professional development.
    • CS4003 Annotated Bibliography
      Evaluate evidence-based resources relating to selected health issues and professional standards.
    • CS4004 Communication Skills
      Apply communication skills to selected health issues and professional standards.
    • CS4005 Social Change
      Apply social change concepts to a selected health issue.

Note on Curriculum

In an effort to ensure competencies are kept up to date and relevant to meet the learning outcomes of the program, the number and subject matter of individual competencies needed to satisfy program course requirements may change. However, program outcomes and the number and subject matter of courses will not be impacted. As a result, the required competencies listed in a student’s individual learning plan may differ from what is currently listed in the catalog.