Ashley Winans, DHS

Core Faculty,
Department of Healthcare

Dr. Ashley Winans is a Core Faculty member for the Master’s of Health Informatics program. Her undergraduate work and first master’s degree is in English Literature and she later transitioned into health care. Ashley holds a Master’s in Health Informatics from National University in La Jolla, CA and a Doctor of Health Science from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. Her dissertation focused on the perceptions and use of health information technologies in rural areas. Ashley has taught in higher education (including traditional, online and blended modalities) for eight years alongside a professional career as a compliance officer, medical scribe, trainer, and informatics/analytics specialist in clinic and managed care environments. She is currently working on micro-credentials through the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) focusing on Effective Online Teaching Practices. She is passionate about helping other on their health journeys and on weekends she can be found teaching paddleboard yoga in Ventura, CA.

Education

  • Doctorate in Global Health
    A.T. Still University
  • Master's in Health Informatics
    National University
  • Master's in English
    CSU Northridge
  • Bachelor's in Creative Studies
    UC Santa Barabara

Research Interests

Health technology, rural health, health informatics, health analyitcs, population health

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

64

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Nursing Education Doctor of Education

The Doctorate in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to help address the growing need for more RNs in today’s ever-expanding healthcare system. The American College of Education Ed.D in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum to prepare nurses as educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research to support their dissertation while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses.

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Ed.D. in Public Health Education Doctor of Education

The customizable Doctorate in Public Health Education is designed for healthcare educators and professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level.

64

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Ed.D. in Second Language Instruction Doctor of Education

The Doctorate of Education in Second Language Instruction is designed for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education Master of Education

The Master of Education in Health and Wellness degree will help you teach others about healthy life choices. You will learn about a wide range of health topics, and how to assess a community or an organization to determine health education priorities. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

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Master of Healthcare Administration Master of Science

The Master of Healthcare Administration prepares students for advanced leadership roles in the healthcare field, providing real world experience in management and strategy development. It also includes coursework that results in eligibility to take the Lean Healthcare exam.

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B.S. in Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is a bachelor completion program designed for working healthcare professionals, or individuals who want to transition to the healthcare field, who have some college credit and want an accessible and affordable option to complete their degree in healthcare administration. Designed for individuals with an associates degree or some college credit, this bachelor’s degree completion program gives you a direct pathway toward earning a bachelor’s degree*. This program explores current legal and ethical issues in the growing and diverse field of healthcare administration, and provides students with a foundation in marketing, finance, human resources, and information management. You will learn leadership skills and other skills critical to a healthcare administrator such as effective communication, technology, critical thinking. This program includes a dual credit course, so by the end of the program you will have three credits that can be applied toward the Master of Healthcare Administration degree.

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Certificate in Executive Healthcare Quality and Financial Management Certificate

This graduate certificate is designed for current healthcare professionals wishing to advance their skills in areas such as leadership, strategy, finance and more. It also includes a micro-credential sequence that upon completion results in eligibility to take the Lean Healthcare exam.

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