The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's graduate certificate in communication and leadership in health organizations provides professionals with the communication knowledge and skills to attain leadership roles in their organization or enhance their performance in a current leadership role. The program is specifically targeted to those who work or wish to work in health care settings and is an exceptionally great fit for those interested in nursing management.
Throughout the certificate program, you’ll experience relevant and modernized curriculum focusing on the important role of communication and how it can lead to effective leadership in a variety of contexts within and beyond organizational borders. Courses emphasize the challenges faced by contemporary health organizations and the variety of ways you can help make a difference in your current or future place of work. Learn how doctors and nurses can better communicate to coordinate care, how to lead organizational change and how to effectively engage with community partners to create and implement successful health campaigns.
This increased knowledge leads to improved organizational communication, patient care and population health outcomes. Graduates of the program find that they are well prepared for more responsibility within their current roles and often move up within their organization.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required to enroll in the courses and be eligible to earn the graduate certificate in communication and leadership in health organizations.
Work-school balance. The communication and leadership in health organizations graduate certificate is an entirely online program, so you have the option of completing your courses while still working. Flexible course offerings allow you to personalize your course schedule, so the certificate can be completed on your time. For those looking to enroll full-time, the certificate can be completed in approximately one year.
Relevant skillsets. COVID-19 has taught us that unexpected change is constant and health professionals must be ready for anything. The communication and leadership in health organizations certificate provides in-demand skills in communication, leadership, care coordination and health campaigns. Graduates will learn how to collaborate in interprofessional health care contexts as well as develop efficient strategies that lead to healthier communities.
Career enhancement opportunities. Curriculum throughout the communication and leadership in health organizations certificate was strategically designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to move up in your field. The program will build on existing strengths while also preparing you for additional managerial and leadership roles, making you an even more qualified and sought-after health care professional.
Curriculum throughout the 15-credit communication and leadership in health organizations certificate will help you better design messages and communication strategies within your organization. With a strong focus on improving management skills, the certificate will also highlight the role of current health policies and how they affect care as well as best practices in implementing change and encouraging employee buy-in. These are essential skills to have in the ever-changing medical field.
To accommodate the needs and preferences of working professionals, all courses are entirely online and offered in eight-week sessions. Understanding, expert faculty members are here for one-on-one guidance and support and will do all they can to help you achieve this next career milestone.
What classes do communication and leadership in health organizations students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Communication and leadership in health organizations
- Group/team communication in healthcare contexts
- Structure and function of the U.S. healthcare system
- Leading organizational change
- Health campaigns
- Population Health
Learn more about the communication and leadership in health organizations graduate certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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