Why ODU for a Nurse or Health Care Executive Certificate?

Prepare for leadership in healthcare with this four-course graduate certificate. You'll learn the basics of leadership in complex organizations. This includes the best use of healthcare technology, the design and use of competitive resources, and management techniques.

These skills can help you take a leadership role as a nurse or health care executive. Transition to leadership within healthcare organizations, hospitals and ambulatory care settings.

Non-nurses can take this certificate to prepare for leadership roles in healthcare organizations. Nurses can use this certificate to prepare for management and administrative roles. Nurses can also apply some credits from this certificate toward ODU's Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Executive degree program.

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Required Courses

  •  12 credit hours (four courses)
    • Leadership in Complex Systems and Organizations
    • Informatics and Healthcare Technology
    • Evidence-Based Management for Quality Healthcare
    • Competitive Resource Design and Utilization

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This certificate is available to MBA, DNP and PhD students or by special permission of the Graduate Program Director.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.