Regis College is offering a twelve (12) credit graduate certificate program in Nursing Leadership for nurses with a Master’s degree in Nursing. This certificate program is for nurses who are pursuing advanced knowledge and skills in nursing leadership. Each course will be taught by Regis College faculty at partnered hospital sites and will be offered in a hybrid format. This means that there will be a combination of in-person classes (held on an alternating week basis) on site at the hospital and online assignments in between classes. With a strategic partnership, current nurses can receive the certificate courses at a 20% discount.
This course focuses on issues of leadership role development in professional nursing. Using role theory, students will explore concepts of role mastery, congruence and conflict as well as the role of nursing leadership in the broader organizational context. The emphasis in NU 605 is on the analysis of leadership and related theories/models as these apply to the individual practice of the nurse leader. Lecture, case studies and group discussions of situational scenarios are the primary teaching strategies of the course.
This course is for health administration and nursing leadership roles in health care. The history and evolution of health care quality improvement, quality measurement, patient safety, organizational systems and design, accreditation, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and utilization management models are among the issues that are explored.
Informatics in health care explores the background and theory of nursing and health care information systems. Strategies are examined for analyzing, designing/developing, implementing and evaluating information systems for health care professionals and consumers with an emphasis on improving the quality of care delivery. Content and projects are applicable to advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and researchers, nurse leaders and executives, and other health care professionals.
Utilizing current nursing research, evidence-based practice and evolving health care trends, students will complete a fieldwork experience in the area of administration/leadership in a healthcare setting or professional organization. The students will analyze examples of current issues related to the health care delivery systems that impact on nursing practice. (Practice component of 40 hours with completion of a leadership project).
* Based on the academic year 2019-2020. Cost per credit and total cost subject to inflation.
Students will be able to enroll in up to two courses in the Post-Master’s certificate program in Nursing Leadership without submitting a formal application to Regis as long as they maintain a B average. Students will need the endorsement of their hospital to participate in the Post-Master’s certificate program.
For more information on the program, please contact the graduate admission counselor: