Post-master's Certificate in Health Systems Leadership

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 13-16
Per Credit Hour Cost $412.00

Program Description

"The Post-Master's Certificate in Health Systems Leadership offers two different tracks of study:

The Leader/Manager Role track is designed to increase knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of nursing leadership positions within the evolving healthcare environment. Courses focus on nursing leadership/management, managed care, outcome measurement, patient safety, quality improvement, cost effectiveness, patient-centered care and implementing change in the health delivery system.

The Clinical Nurse Leader track prepares nurses for the CNL role as developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2003). A CNL is a generalist who provides and manages care at the point of service by coordinating, delegating, and supervising care activities provided by the health care team, which includes licensed nurses, technicians, and other professionals. The CNL assumes accountability for client care outcomes by assimilating evidence-based information and using it to design, implement, and evaluate care. Courses focus on patient-centered care, evidence-based practice pharmacology, client-care coordination, holistic health assessment, care of diverse populations, health policy, health systems, business and economics, statistics, leadership/management, quality improvement, risk management, and public/community health."

Level of Online Program Delivery

100% Online, No Attendance Requirements

Admissions Information

"Earned Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.

Non-refundable $40.00 application fee (one time only).

One official transcript from each college or university attended.

Satisfactory certificate of immunization (if you are a new student).

Evidence of current unrestricted licensure to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States and evidence of licensure in the state in which the practica will occur.

Professional resume or curriculum vita.

Two letters of recommendation."

Area of Study


Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges