The bachelor's and master's degree programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
100 percent of employers surveyed in 2014 indicate that the quality of program graduates have met their expectations.
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Traditional undergraduate HIM students must first be accepted to St. Scholastica. Visit our traditional undergraduate admissions section for more information.
Students apply to the Health Information Management Program during spring semester of their sophomore year. Admission to the program is based on a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, grade of C (2.0) in all courses required by the major, and completion of the department's admission process, including a panel interview.
Wondering what classes are offered when? Visit our online course schedule and current catalog.
Interested in transferring to St. Scholastica's Health Information Management program? You probably have a lot of questions. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you through this process.
The Professional Practice Experience for our traditional students consists of a three-week placement in a regional hospital, a two-week experience in a large medical center, ambulatory clinic or specialized facility and a one-week exploration of non-traditional HIM practice. Our students have enjoyed experiences in Seattle, Honolulu, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco as well as in Minnesota-based settings. You'll have the opportunity to choose among dozens of excellent sites across the nation.
SHIMA promotes education and social interaction among students interested in health information management and provides an opportunity for involvement in community service.
As a service to our students and alumni, we will post any job openings we are aware of. We generally are not informed when positions are filled so some of the older postings may not be current.
Nationally, the demand for health information managers far exceeds the number of qualified professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field will grow by 21% over the next decade, which is faster than average. As an RHIA you can expect an entry-level salary in the lower $40,000 range.
Because of the reputation of our graduates, you can expect excellent placement opportunities. St. Scholastica alumni can be found from Maine to California in a variety of positions inside and outside the hospital setting. Some examples of those positions include:
Anna Koland '05
Health Information Management Supervisor
Columbia Park Medical Group
Katie Engesser '03
Health Information Specialist
Gunderson Lutheran Hospital
Michelle Mathieu, RHIA '95
Director Health Information Service & Quality Improvement
Northern Maine Medical Center
Fort Kent, ME
Daniel Pothen, MS, RHIA '98
Deloitte and Touche
Los Angeles, CA
Amber Johnson, RHIA '00
Excellian Team Leader - HIM
Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Mara Anderson, RHIA '04
Operations Manager - HIM
Melissa Yang, '04
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
St. Paul, MN
Katherine Miller, RHIA '01
Record Technology Manager
Hennepin County Medical Center
Course numbers and descriptions are currently being finalized and will be added soon. Check back for more information.