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Career & Internship Skills in Health Services Management

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HSM 3051

Delivery Method
Partially online
Fully online
Tuition | Fees

About This Course

During this course, students will apply concepts and skills gained by completing coursework in the Health Services Management area and contribute their knowledge of best practices to have a positive effect on the Health Services Management workplace and industry. Students practice career development activities and build authentic networking skills by creating an individual LinkedIn profile.

Sample textbook: Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2011). Crucial conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.ISBN-13:   9780071771320

Sample course topics: Resume and generic cover letter, HSM interest statement, what employers want, networking 101, professionalism, meeting skills and feedback, networking skills, negotiation skills, and interviewing. 


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Steven Comingdeer

MA in management, health care administration, and HR management; BA in business management, health care informatics and information management, and computer science and information systems, both from the College of Saint Scholastica

Steven Comingdeer is global director for HR reporting and analytics at Accenture, where he leads a team of 120, providing reporting, advanced analytics and modeling, consultative insights, and decision support. He has previously been chief of staff to Accenture’s North American health practice director, operations director for a national managed-care organization, business office director for a rehabilitation company, program manager for a large physician and hospital quality program, and clinic manager for a local integrated physician group. He has taught online since 2009 in the areas of health care marketing, operations, information management, economics, law and policy, and ethics.

  • HSM 3051 − Career and Internship Skills in Health Services Management
  • HSM 3350 − Special Topics in Health Services Management
  • HSM 4596 − Internship
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R. Nickolas (Nick) Nyhus

MA, applied psychology, University of Santa Monica; BA, health care management, University of Minnesota

Nick is vice president of human resources and information technology at University of Minnesota Physicians. He has more than 25 years of human resources, education, and business experience with other organizations, including American Express and Ameriprise Financial. Among his specializations are leadership development, organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, psychological assessment, and human capital strategy and delivery. His certifications include a Senior Professional Human Resources certificate from the Human Resources Certification Institute, an SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management–Senior Certified Professional), and a Six Sigma Black Belt from American Express.

  • HSM 3051 − Career and Internship Skills in Health Services Management
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Cecilia Quattromani

MEd in human resource development, George Washington University; BS in business management, Park College at University of Missouri

Cecilia Quattromani is an independent consultant specializing in career development and performance potential. She helps businesses maximize their talent. In addition, Cecilia regularly works as a coach, helping her clients navigate work challenges and career moves. She especially enjoys assisting students in developing their brand and a plan to achieve their personal career goals. Prior to launching her business, Cecilia worked at UnitedHealth Group in a variety of different roles for over 23 years, where she developed expertise in talent development, employee engagement, program and change management, and employee relations. 

  • HSM 3051 Career and Internship Skills in Health Services Management
  • HSM 4596 HSM Internship