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Leadership Certificates

Organizational Leadership, Health Care Informatics and Public Health Nursing certificate students choose 1 course from the Leadership core, as part of the course requirements for each program.

Prerequisite Leadership Core (select 1 course):

NRSG 880 Organizational Foundations for Leading Change 3
NRSG 885 Evaluation and Analysis for Health Care Effectiveness 2
NRSG 808 The Social Context for Health Care Policy 2
NRSG 826 Global Perspectives and Diversity in Health Care 2
NRSG 820 Program, Project, and Communication Planning 2
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Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership Certificate (17 to 18 credit hours). This certificate prepares clinicians with skills in organizational behavior, clinical operations and system design, quality measurement and risk management, fiscal operations and systemic change and project management. It prepares the organizational leader for entry- to mid-level clinical leadership and management positions, with the possibility of future promotions to a higher executive level. All NRSG courses are web-based.

Prerequisite: Leadership Core elective course (2 or 3 credit hours) 2-3
HP&M 822 Health Care Economics 3
NRSG 881 Applied Budgeting and Finance 3
NRSG 883 Complexity Science Approaches to Improve Organizational Effectiveness 3
NRSG 891 Human Resources and Workforce Development
NRSG 886 Practicum in Organizational Leadership 3
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Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Certificate (17 to 18 credit hours). This program prepares clinicians and health care managers with skills in analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions. The graduate is prepared for entry- and mid-level positions in IT departments, advanced clinical departments, and as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in computer operations and knowledge management. All NRSG courses are web-based.

Prerequisite: Leadership Core elective course (2 or 3 credit hours) 2-3
NRSG 858 Health Data: Theory and Practice 3
NRSG 853 Abstraction and Modeling of Health Care Information 3
NRSG 854 Knowledge Management in Health Care 3
NRSG 857 Transforming Health Care Through Use of Information Systems and Technology
NRSG 856 Health Informatics Practicum 3
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Public Health Nursing

Public Health Nursing Certificate (16 to 19 credit hours). Nurses in this program acquire skills in advanced community-based interventions and outcomes measurement, with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention strategies for a targeted population. Public health nurses find employment in state and county health departments, national and regional agencies that focus on specialized client populations, or as leaders in community-based clinical and advocacy agencies. All courses are web-based.

Prerequisite: Leadership Core elective course (2 or 3 credit hours) 2-3
PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology 3
PRVM 830 Environmental Health 3
NRSG 827 Advanced Concepts in Public Health Nursing 3
NRSG 828 Public Health Nursing: Practicum I 3
NRSG 829 Public Health Practicum
*NRSG 892 Independent Study in Nursing Practicum

*Students who do not have enough clinical hours to meet national certification eligibility may need to take this additional 2 credit hours of practicum work.

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Clinical Research Management

Clinical Research Management Certificate (12 credit hours). No Leadership Core prerequisite is required.

The Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Research Management prepares graduates for entry- to mid-level clinical management positions, working as research leaders with potential for promotion to executive-level positions in a variety of research settings. This program is suited for novice or advanced beginner managers and advanced practice clinicians who have potential for clinical research leadership at the advanced level.

The University of Kansas School of Nursing's Clinical Research Management track within the Master of Science in Nursing program is a certificate program that prepares clinical research professionals with competencies and skills related to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards and research related to conducting clinical trials, institutional review boards and regulations, and ethical issues. The Clinical Research Management Certificate program is available to post-master’s students.

NRSG 823 Research Clinical Trial Management: Pre-Study Activities 3
NRSG 824 Research Clinical Trial Management: During-Study Activities 3
NRSG 825 Research Clinical Trial Management: Post-Study Activities and Practicum Experience
NRSG 833 Managing Clinical Research Projects 3
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