College of Nursing


Certificate in Nursing Organizational Leadership

Program Purpose

The graduate certificate in nursing organizational leadership, with a focus on preparing students as leaders and citizens who promote health, is consistent with the mission of the University of Utah. The responsibility of health care leaders and organizations is shifting to maintaining health and health promotion across the lifespan. Consistent with a doctoral-granting University, the development and transmission of knowledge is scaffolded into the nursing organizational leadership DNP.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze current quality business strategies that improve outcomes at the patient, organization, and system levels.
  • Project the impact of regulatory, government, and policy change on health care finance, reimburse, and delivery
  • Examine common strategies for successful program implementation
  • Determine key components and processes used to evaluate programs
  • Analyze the political, legal, social, regulatory, economic, ethical events affect health care system stability
  • Analyze and predict strategies to positively influence system outcomes.
  • Articulate strategies for successful budget management pertaining to monitoring, analyzing and acting on variances, and responding to organizational needs