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Healthcare Analytics Certificate

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Healthcare organizations generate large amounts of data about patients, costs, supplies, staffing and procedures. A key challenge is to understand and develop insights from that data to improve patient care and services.

Obtaining a Healthcare Analytics Certificate from NMC will position you at the leading edge of where data science and healthcare meet.

This certificate program consists of three non-credit courses and will teach you how to identify a problem, analyze and interpret data, evaluate competing courses of action and successfully share your findings.

  • Flexible: All courses will be taught online
  • Accelerated: Each of the three courses will be taught in a condensed six-week format
  • Applied: Courses will emphasize real-world and applied examples versus theory and formulas
  • Meaningful: Courses will require meaningful assignments geared to healthcare 
Certificate Perks

Students in the program will gain knowledge in these topic areas:

  • Statistical measurement and analysis within the context of healthcare
  • Question development based on common workplace problems
  • Operational procedures in a healthcare system, including workplace efficiency and productivity
  • Question development, data collection, analysis and dissemination to solve healthcare-related events
  • Evaluation of effectiveness 

Admissions Information

Basic Skill Set

There are no specific prerequisites for the certificate, and there is no application. However, you should have basic skills in the following:

  • The ability to prepare a document in MS-Word
  • Working knowledge of MS-Excel and MS-PowerPoint
  • The ability to navigate the Internet
  • The ability to explore mathematical issues
  • The ability to evaluate information presented on a website

Technical Requirements

Students in the certificate program will need regular access to the Internet, as well as access to Microsoft Office (MS-Word, MS- Excel, and MS-PowerPoint) software.

Costs

The cost of the entire certificate, including all three courses, is $1,000. There is no textbook requirement at this time. Registration for the certificate includes all three courses.

Students will register directly through the website and pay online. Payment for the entire certificate is due 10 days prior to the program's start date.

See the Refund/Cancellation Policy for conditions that apply if you cannot complete the certificate.

Questions regarding payment plans should be directed to Abby Bynum.

This course does not qualify for financial aid.

Certificate Cost

$1,000

Meet the Faculty

While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.

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Additional information

Healthcare Analytics Certificate Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued once a student has been given access to the first course in the certificate sequence.

Should a student choose to cancel their registration prior to being given access, a request to cancel must be submitted in writing. The student shall be eligible to receive a refund of the tuition amount that the student had paid, less a $35 cancellation processing fee.

There is no cancellation fee if a student transfers their payment to another person's enrollment.

Non-participation does not relieve the student from obligation to pay for the certificate.

No refund shall be issued to a student who does not successfully complete the requirements or does not attempt to complete the requirements.

Should a student not progress, there is no refund.

Should a student require a break for personal or medical reasons, a written request must be submitted and approved before the student may transfer to a new cohort.

Students have one calendar year to complete the certificate, unless previous permission has been granted by Nebraska Methodist College staff. 

Certificate Audience

This non-credit certificate is tailored to the working professional who already has a bachelor's degree or higher. It's ideal for:

  • Managers, analysts, nurses, and staff who want to learn effective data analysis techniques they can apply on the job
  • Full-time professionals who want flexible, online course schedules
  • Any medical professional who wants a better understanding of data analysis, systems improvement, and data mining.

Time Commitment

Each course will require at least 6-8 hours of time per week.

You will need to budget time to:

  • Complete the required reading
  • Watch a narrated presentation
  • Review any supplemental reading and/or websites
  • Participate in the discussion board
  • Complete a homework assignment 

Your exact time commitment will depend on your previous experience and your ability to comprehend the course materials.

Schedule Stipulations

Students must complete all three courses to earn the certificate.

Students shall take each course progressively based on the schedule for their cohort.

Should a student require a break for personal or medical reasons, a written request must be submitted and approved before the student may transfer to a new cohort.

Students have one calendar year to complete the certificate, unless previous permission has been granted by Nebraska Methodist College staff. 

Spring 2021 Healthcare Analytics Cohort

Course 1 Dates

Jan 13 - Feb 23

Course 2 Dates

Course 3 Dates

Mar 3 - Apr 13

Apr 21 - Jun 8

Fall 2021 Healthcare Analytics Cohort

Course 1 Dates

July 7 - Aug 17

Course 2 Dates

Course 3 Dates

Aug 25 - Oct 5

Oct. 13 - Nov. 23