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Leadership in Healthcare Organizations Post-Doctoral Certificate

The post-doctoral certificate in leadership in healthcare organizations provides an opportunity for doctorally-prepared healthcare educators, leaders and clinicians to attain concentrated theory and practice to advance their preparedness to lead healthcare organizations.

Program Perks
  • Earn the post-doctoral certificate by completing five courses (15 credits).
  • Includes courses unique to education and leadership in healthcare.
  • Taught by faculty members with considerable experience in their fields.
  • Flexible online format allows you to advance your education while balancing personal and professional responsibilities.
  • Complete the program in as few as 12 months.

Accreditation & Licensure

Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Information


In order to be eligible for admission into our post-doctoral certificate program, you must meet all of the following criteria.
  • Doctoral degree with a health-related focus.
  • Health or healthcare policy graduate-level course completed in the last five years.  If none, IDS 754, Healthcare Policy will be added to the plan of study.


To be considered for admission, the following items must be submitted to the admissions office:


Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted from deadlines throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and students will be notified of their application status by letter or phone.

Starting Term - Spring 2024

Standard Deadline - Rolling Deadline

Costs & Financial Aid

NMC is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all fees.

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Employee Education Benefits

Employees of Methodist Health System can find details on the MHS Intranet.

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The Leadership in Healthcare Organizations Post-Doctoral Certificate curriculum follows an online format, with access to faculty with years of teaching, leadership and academia experience.

Post Doctoral Courses

EDD 736
Leadership in Organizations

This course will focus on the leadership of complex organizations and the skills and qualities leaders need to change organizations. In order to be effective, leaders must understand themselves, the organizations they head and the complex social and political environments they navigate. Students will become acquainted with the principles, concepts and major theories of leadership, reflect upon their own leadership styles and behavioral tendencies, and apply this new learning to a variety of situations and problems simulating real challenges in real-world organizational settings.

EDD 746
Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations

This course examines the role of organization-related legal and ethical issues specific to academic and healthcare organizations. Policy and processes for effective business operations will be explored. Accreditation requirements will be analyzed.

EDD 756
Organizational Change and Accountability

This course introduces strategies for transforming organizational culture. Students will explore concepts including organizational awareness, relationship building and issues around accountability in organizational settings. The course explores how to generate creative ideas using mindsets and practices exhibited by successful innovators. At the end of the course, students will have a good working knowledge of various models, frameworks and theories that help explain how organizational change and reform occur.

EDD 786
Organizational Outcomes and Sustainability

This course equips students with concepts and strategies necessary to analyze system performance, healthcare outcomes, and evaluate impact. Students will learn to make evidence-based recommendations for interventions based on the data. Students will develop skills to design a comprehensive plan for quality improvement and sustainability.

IDS 750
Healthcare Finance

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, healthcare finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and healthcare innovation. The financial environment of healthcare and how it impacts healthcare providers and leaders is examined. The relationship between healthcare economic, health policy, program development and clinical practice is explored.

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty are highly experienced and credentialed, giving you constant real-world insight you can use.

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.

Meet the Faculty
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