Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Care Leadership

Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Care Leadership

NOTE:  The University is currently not accepting new applicants into the Post-Master’s Health Care Leadership Certificate Program at this time.

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Care Leadership is available to any nurse who holds at least one earned higher degree in nursing, i.e., MSN, MN, DNP, PhD., who desires to expand their knowledge in nursing leadership.

Program Requirements

For information about program requirements and completion refer to the University Catalog

Tuition & Cost

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MSN580: Strategic Planning and Project Management in Healthcare

This course examines a variety of strategic planning methodologies and the theoretical perspectives behind each. It will review strategic planning process and resources allocation, and students will participate in the exploration of national health care delivery policy, financing structures, and review a development of marketing plans in health care.

MSN581: Innovation in Organizational and Systems Leadership

This course will leverage current and emerging trends and innovations in health care system to enhance their organization and system leadership skillsets and leadership opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to explore sustainable solutions for today’s complex healthcare systems in a transdisciplinary environment.

MSN582: Leadership and Organizational Behavior

This course will examine the nuances of leadership roles and organizational behaviors in today’s complex health systems. Students will learn to design, implement and lead transformation in complex healthcare systems.

MSN584: Quality Measures, Safety, and Improving Patient Outcomes

This course focuses on the key drivers affecting healthcare delivery such as the Quality and Safety movement. Students will learn methods of assessing quality and techniques for improving quality. They will learn how to develop a patient safety, and quality assurance program in healthcare.

(Optional) MSN587: Residency in Nursing Leadership and Systems Management

This course includes 100 leadership residency hours working in collaboration with a nurse leader preceptor to accomplish pre-determined clinical learning objectives which will enable students to apply knowledge learned throughout the MSN program with a goal of enhancing leadership knowledge and skills. Weekly discussion forums and readings will focus on cutting-edge quantum leadership and complexity science theories and other topics pertinent for 21st Century transformational nursing leadership.