Healthcare Administration/Management

The Healthcare Administration/Management major provides students with the skills and knowledge to obtain an entry-level administrative or management position in the healthcare field.

Program Options

Healthcare Administration and Management offers a two-year associate of applied science degree option.

The AAS degree emphasizes practical nursing standards and skills in the first year. The program focuses on the necessary skills that are involved in healthcare, healthcare management as well as general education courses.

Associates Degree Course Requirements

Career Opportunities

As the health care system continues to diversify, management positions are needed in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, mental health organizations, public health departments and rehabilitation centers. Within these roles, healthcare administrators help to improve the health of the communities they serve while ensuring smooth business operations as new guidelines and regulations are put into practice.

Career opportunities include:

  • Medical staff relations
  • Nursing Administration
  • Patient Care Services
  • Finance
  • Human Resources

Program Faculty

Nicole Freeland
Nicole Freeland

Practical Nursing Instructor

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Nicole graduated from FHTC's Practical Nursing Program in 2007. She worked at Newman Regional Health for the Telemetry unit until 2010 when she graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing from Butler Community College. Upon graduation, she worked for the Women’s Life Center at NRH and later for Same-Day Surgery. While in Same-Day Surgery she earned her Certified Ambulatory Per-Anesthesia Nursing Certification (CAPA), and was chair of the education council for NRH. In 2018 she joined the staff at Home Town Health Care and began pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through Emporia State University. She graduated with honors in leadership from ESU in 2019. Nicole has been with FHTC since 2020.

Kayla Luder
Kayla Luder

Practical Nursing Instructor

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Kayla has been a Registered Nurse since 2013. She graduated from Emporia State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Before becoming a nurse educator, Kayla was employed at Newman Regional Health in Emporia for five years and on the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry floor. Kayla has been with FHTC since 2017.

Kim McNeese
Kim McNeese

Practical Nursing Instructor

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Kim has been a Registered Nurse since 2004. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Emporia State University in 2004, and from Fort Hays State University in 2017 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education. Prior to becoming an educator, Kim worked at Newman Regional Health in Emporia for over four years on the Medical/Surgical/Pediatric floor. She has been a nursing educator at Flint Hills Technical College since 2008.

Tricia Parks
Tricia Parks

Practical Nursing Instructor

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Tricia graduated from Emporia State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from Fort Hays State University in 2019 with a Master of Science in Nursing Education degree. Before becoming a nurse educator, Tricia was employed at Newman Regional Health Women’s Life Center. She also worked at Tyson Fresh Meats: Holcomb as the occupational health nurse and in school nursing for North Lyon County school district. Tricia has been with FHTC since 2014.

Tonya Soyez
Tonya Soyez

Practical Nursing Instructor

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Tonya received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from Emporia State University in 1998 and was employed at Newman Regional Health in Emporia for 20 years on the Women’s Life Center floor and in Same Day Surgery. She began as an instructor at Flint Hills Technical College in 2018.

Nicole Freeland
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Nicole graduated from FHTC's Practical Nursing Program in 2007. She worked at Newman Regional Health for the Telemetry unit until 2010 when she graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing from Butler Community College. Upon graduation, she worked for the Women’s Life Center at NRH and later for Same-Day Surgery. While in Same-Day Surgery she earned her Certified Ambulatory Per-Anesthesia Nursing Certification (CAPA), and was chair of the education council for NRH. In 2018 she joined the staff at Home Town Health Care and began pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through Emporia State University. She graduated with honors in leadership from ESU in 2019. Nicole has been with FHTC since 2020.

Kayla Luder
620-341-1368
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Kayla has been a Registered Nurse since 2013. She graduated from Emporia State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Before becoming a nurse educator, Kayla was employed at Newman Regional Health in Emporia for five years and on the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry floor. Kayla has been with FHTC since 2017.

Kim McNeese
620-341-1328
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Kim has been a Registered Nurse since 2004. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Emporia State University in 2004, and from Fort Hays State University in 2017 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education. Prior to becoming an educator, Kim worked at Newman Regional Health in Emporia for over four years on the Medical/Surgical/Pediatric floor. She has been a nursing educator at Flint Hills Technical College since 2008.

Tricia Parks
620-341-1327
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Tricia graduated from Emporia State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from Fort Hays State University in 2019 with a Master of Science in Nursing Education degree. Before becoming a nurse educator, Tricia was employed at Newman Regional Health Women’s Life Center. She also worked at Tyson Fresh Meats: Holcomb as the occupational health nurse and in school nursing for North Lyon County school district. Tricia has been with FHTC since 2014.

Tonya Soyez
620-341-1367
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Tonya received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from Emporia State University in 1998 and was employed at Newman Regional Health in Emporia for 20 years on the Women’s Life Center floor and in Same Day Surgery. She began as an instructor at Flint Hills Technical College in 2018.

Academic Partnership

FHTC students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Healthcare Administration/Management may be eligible to utilize a 2+2 agreement with the following institutions to further their education.

Emporia State University: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Fort Hays State University: Bachelor of Technology Leadership
Kansas State University: Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
Pittsburg State University: Bachelor of Applied Science
Washburn University: Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Information & Resources

Estimated program costs and testing criteria​ are available in the documents below. Visit our admissions page to learn about admissions steps and other helpful information.

Healthcare Administration/Management Cost Sheet View Document