Current Employer: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN
Program/Degree/Graduation Date: HIM, graduated May 2016
Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica’as HIIM program?
When I started researching schools that offered the Health Information Management Program, The College of St Scholastica was one of the few in this area. This school stood out to me immediately. I love the reputation of St Scholastica, and I was extremely drawn to the Benedictine values, as they relate very closely to many of my own values. They also have a very high job placement rate upon graduation. I knew that this was the school and the program I wanted to be a part of so I applied and was accepted! I am so happy with my decision and am very proud to be a St. Scholastica Alumni.
What is your favorite part of taking HIIM classes at The College of St. Scholastica?
I was a part of the online program of HIIM and I loved the flexibility of taking classes online. I was able to work full time and go to school. I loved getting the hands on experience at work and being able to relate work to my classes.
What are your goals for after you earn your HIIM degree/certificate from The College of St. Scholastica?
Short term I am going to continue working in the Health Information Management department at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and pass my RHIA / I am going to take a year off
What advice would you give to someone considering entering a HIIM Program at The College of St. Scholastica?
Try to go shadow a HIM department at a hospital or clinic. It is not at all what you would expect, there is so much growth right now in this area of health care. These departments are truly an asset to most health care organizations and seeing this should make you very excited to become a part of it all. This will also give you a good idea of whether or not this is the right path for you.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
Hunting, Archery, Riding horse, camping, being outside
What is your favorite movie?
The Other Women, The Proposal, and The Notebook
What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere warm with a beach!