LC State will offer its first graduate certificate this fall

Lewis-Clark State College will begin to offer a graduate certificate in Nursing Management and Leadership this fall after the college was notified the program has received approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The certificate is the first post-graduate offering in the college’s 128-year history.

The 13-credit fully online program is a collaboration between the Business and Nursing & Health Sciences Divisions at LC State. The certificate, the only one of its kind offered by a public institution in Idaho, will serve bachelor’s prepared nurses who wish to advance in their careers. The courses will provide a more in-depth understanding of human resource policy, personnel management, leadership styles and budgetary processes. The program is structured so current LC State Bachelor of Science in nursing students can begin taking courses in their final semester.

The certificate features classes on health care policy, health care economics, human resource management, and organization behavior and leadership. There will also be a specialized internship in nursing focused on leadership and management responsibilities above and beyond their current position. (Lewis-Clark State College)