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Leadership certificate now offered for practicing nurses

Creighton University’s College of Nursing is taking an innovative step forward with the offering of a new certificate program, targeted at registered nurses and related to leadership in the field of health care. Creighton University’s College of Nursing is taking an innovative step forward with the offering of a new certificate program, targeted at registered nurses and related to leadership in the field of health care.

The present health care landscape demands nurses with enhanced knowledge and care expertise to influence clinical, cost and quality outcomes. The College of Nursing has responded to this demand with a unique certificate designed for the practicing RN.

The Outcomes Management and Care Coordination Leadership Certificate program offers innovative course content in the areas of care coordination and care transition; cost, quality, and safety outcomes management; and population health management. Emphasis is placed on building leadership skills in each of these areas and developing professional capabilities.

“Nurses have always played an integral role in making decisions that influence the outcomes of care for patients in all medical settings,” said Catherine Todero, Ph.D., RN, FAAN professor and dean of the College of Nursing. “This new certificate program provides Creighton nursing students with the care management knowledge, personal leadership skills and professional development needed to positively impact patient care in their health care organization.”

In as little as 24 weeks an RN can complete the certificate program in an online environment. Online course work is complimented by high-impact learning opportunities that can be competed in the RN’s own work environment.

Upon completion of the certificate, credit hours can be applied to an RN-to-BSN program, if the degree is desired. In as little as 40 weeks, students can complete both the certificate program and Creighton’s newly revised RN-to-BSN degree program.

Applications are now open to begin the program in the summer of 2016.

For more information, contact Shannon Cox, senior admissions counselor, at 800-544-5071 or nursing@creighton.edu.

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