Outcomes Management and Care Coordination Leadership (Undergraduate Certificate)

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In health care, high-quality patient outcomes demand enhanced knowledge and care expertise. With an online leadership certificate from Creighton’s College of Nursing, you’ll receive the education and hands-on practice you need to maximize your impact on patient outcomes.

The Outcomes Management and Care Coordination Leadership Certificate Program is a 24-week online program designed for practicing registered nurses. If you are an RN and wish to expand your professional nursing practice, this certificate will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop as a leader in the interprofessional health care team.


The Outcomes Management and Care Coordination Leadership Certificate Program offers the RN an opportunity to:

  • Apply complex systems thinking, quality improvement processes, and evidence based practice when leading initiatives that promote patient safety and quality care delivery within one’s organization.
  • Engage in high impact learning opportunities that intersect the classroom with the RN’s “real-time” work in their organizational setting.
  • Implement a professional leadership development plan that will enhance the leadership competencies of RNs in their health care organizations.
  • Complete 16 credit hours towards Creighton College of Nursing’s RN-BSN degree.
  • Complete the certificate program in an online environment.


We offer rolling admissions, so you can begin courses in August or January with this flexible program.


  • NUR 300: Transition to Online Baccalaureate Education (1 credit)

First 8-week Session (January Start date):

  • NUR 315: Outcomes Management and Care Coordination I: The Nurse’s Role in Care Transition (3 credits)
  • NUR 319: Leadership seminar I: Self-Inquiry (1 credit)

Second 8-week Session

  • NUR 335: Outcomes Management and Care Coordination II: Teamwork and Collaboration (3 credits)
  • NUR 340: Leadership seminar II: Exploration of Leadership (1 credit)

Third 8-week Session

  • NUR 356: Outcomes Management and Care Coordination III: Health care Environment (3 credits)
  • NUR 345: Leadership seminar III: Systems-Based Leadership (1 credit)

Admissions Requirements

Registered nurses who have graduated from an associate degree program, diploma or baccalaureate program in nursing, who show evidence of consistent academic ability, and hold current RN licensure may apply directly to the College of Nursing.

Acceptance is based on the following requirements:

  1. Copy of current unencumbered nursing license
  2. One letter of reference from your supervisor or director of most recent nursing employer.
  3. Personal statement stating reason for pursuing leadership certificate.
  4. The College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant international students. The ability to speak and write correct grammatical English is imperative. All international applicants who are not native speakers of English or who have obtained a high school diploma or degree outside of the United States must present a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 600 on Paper-Based Test (PBT) or 100 on the Internet-Based Test (IBT). The College of Nursing accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as an acceptable exam for showing English proficiency. A passing score for the IELTS is 8.0, which is deemed equivalent to the 100 iBT TOEFL exam. TOEFL is still the preferred and recommended exam for proficiency but IELTS scores will be accepted as well. Score over two years old will not be accepted. Students must ask the ETS (testing agency) to send original TOEFL scores to Creighton University (Institutional Code 6121). The College of Nursing reserved the right to require students to re-take the exam. It is also at the discretion of the College of Nursing as to whether a TOEFL score is required of applicants who have earned a college degree from a United States university.

Tuition & Scholarships

Students enrolling for 2016 earn special scholarships. View tuition and fees details.

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