Called to Leadership

Lead the medical field by understanding the operational structure of healthcare institutions, and study healthcare administration at William Carey University. Healthcare requires all different kinds of skill sets, and the field needs invested, qualified leaders and administrators. 

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Your Future Starts Here

Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!

Looking to advance your career in the healthcare industry? A Health Administration and Education degree from William Carey University can provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. This program combines administration and education courses in a healthcare curriculum, preparing you to educate entry-level practitioners and lead and manage healthcare settings such as businesses, government and volunteer agencies, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and industry. With experienced faculty and hands-on learning opportunities, you'll gain the confidence and connections necessary to excel in this rewarding field. Join our supportive community and take your healthcare career to the next level with a Health Administration and Education degree from William Carey University.


Meet the Chair

Dr. Shanda Bourne-Price

Dr. Shanda Bourne-Price was named Director of Health Administration and Education in October 2021. She oversees the HAE B.S., M.S., and PhD programs. Dr. Bourne-Price has over 20 years in healthcare, working at various hospitals in many clinical areas. Her background includes Medical/Surgical Nursing, Telemetry, Mother/Baby (Post-Partum), Skilled Nursing, and LTAC.

After one year as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member at William Carey University, Dr. Bourne-Price accepted a Full-time position in 2017. She has taught Assessment and Health Promotion and Gerontology on the undergraduate level as well as courses in the RN-BSN program and the HAE M.S. program.

Dr. Bourne-Price is a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association and serves on the Advisory Council for The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute in their Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program. She is also a Faculty Advisor for the William Carey University Student Nurses Association.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • PhD., Nursing Education and Administration, William Carey University
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Adult and Women’s Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Howard University

Hattiesburg

WCU Box #8 | 710 William Carey Parkway | Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  healthadministrationandeducation@wmcarey.edu  |    (601) 318 - 6147

Tradition

19640 Highway 67 | Biloxi, MS 39532
  healthadministrationandeducation@wmcarey.edu  |    (601) 318 - 6147


William Carey University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of William Carey University.