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Pace University launches nursing leadership program

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Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions announced recently it is launching a new Professional Nursing Leadership program.

The program emphasizes quality and safety assessments and improvement strategies, as well as team-based approaches to culturally competent, evidence-based solutions that prepare healthcare systems specialists to oversee and direct patient care, according to a Pace news release.

“This program is perfect for registered professional nurses who are seeking to strengthen and enhance their practice at the point-of-care across primary healthcare settings,” Joanne Singleton, RN, PhD, FNP, professor and graduate chairwoman, said in the release. “Quality and safety, the ability to coach staff and provide oversight of patient care and improve the patient experience — these are critical qualities in nurse leaders. Students develop knowledge and skills that are applied through clinical immersion and culturally competent, evidence-based, intra- and inter-professional leadership projects.”

No clinical experience is required so BSN students about to graduate can apply.
The program is available as a 42-credit master’s program for nurses with a BSN or a 36-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies for master’s-prepared nurses. Graduates will qualify for national certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader.

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