Certificate in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3817
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1072


This certificate program focuses on development of a leadership style and skills set essential for individuals in or seeking administrative roles. The program provides a four-course grouping of classes from the MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management curriculum. Selected classes provide essential skills for supervisory and management positions that help professionals perform in their expanded roles and grow as emerging leaders.

Emphasis will be placed on fiscal and organizational management, strategic planning, integrated quality outcomes measurement, organizational structures, marketing, and management of human resources within organizations. The program provides the student with information and strategies to problem solve, make decisions, resolve conflict and operationalize the mission and goals of the healthcare delivery organization.

Required Courses
NURS 557Leadership and Stewardship in the Health Professions3.0
NURS 558Economics of Healthcare Management & Policy3.0
NURS 559Operations Management in Contemporary Healthcare Organizations3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Workforce Management in Healthcare Organizations
The Business of Healthcare
Strategic Management: Power, Politics and Influence in Healthcare Systems
Total Credits12.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Jillian Randall
Academic Advisor

Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management Certificate web page and Drexel University Online's Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management Certificate web page.

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