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College of Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership For Health Systems Management Innovations (Available in 2018)

12 Semester Credits
Delivery Mode: Online

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership For Health Systems Management Innovations is available to any nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing who wants to expand their skills in nursing leadership.

*Students seeking only a certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

The College of Nursing at USU uses a holistic admission process to evaluate each applicant on their merits. A wide range of abilities, interests, backgrounds, life experiences, and other aspects that diversity brings to the academic environment are considered. Students who do not meet the admission requirements below may be considered on an individual basis.

  • Complete an application for admission
  • Submit documentation of baccalaureate degree
  • An unencumbered RN license in state where student resides
Certificate in Nursing Leadership For Health Systems Management Innovations
12
Optional Residency in Nursing Leadership and Systems Management
2

Courses

MSN 580: 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.

3 Credits

MSN 581: 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.

3 Credits

MSN 582: 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.

3 Credits

MSN 584: 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.

3 Credits

(Optional) MSN 587: Residency in Nursing Leadership and Systems Management

The course focuses on the Clinical Nurse Leader and System Management role immersion. This course includes 96 clinical residency hours.

2 Credits
96 Clinical Residency Hours; Additional requirements may be needed for clinical