NOTICE: USU is currently not accepting applications for the Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Care Leadership.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.