LiveChat

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Care Leadership

NOTE:  The University is accepting new applicants into the Post-Master’s Health Care Leadership Certificate Program for October 26, 2021 session.

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.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.

Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid. This 15 credit 100% online certificate option requires satisfactory completion (a grade of at least a “B” for each of four courses) and includes a clinical leadership residency (100 clock hours).

* The Post-Master’s certificates are not currently CCNE-accredited but will be reviewed in the College of Nursing and Health Science’s next MSN accreditation cycle. However, the PM-FNP students who complete their PM-FNP certificate program prior to the accreditation visit will be eligible to apply to sit for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) national board certification exam.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS.

Program Requirements

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

Courses

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.

MSN586 Entrepreneurship in Advanced Practice Nursing

This course will focus on the development of the nurse entrepreneur. With the guidance and support of the faculty, students will collectively tie together the lessons from their previous courses to design, develop and implement an entrepreneurial endeavor that will include a business plan, marketing strategy and tools that will align with their goals for their future. Students will develop a presentation pitch for their business plan for peer critique.

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.