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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 postal mail, email 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 focuses on the leadership of complex organizations and the skills and qualities leaders need to guide organizations. Students will delve into principles, concepts and major theories of leadership. Through reflection upon their own leadership styles and behavioral tendencies, students will apply course content to a variety of situations and problems.

EDD 746
Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations

This course examines legal and ethical issues specific to academic and health care organizations. Through analysis of corporate citizenship and accreditation standards, students will be better prepared to ensure businesses operate in an ethical and legal framework.

EDD 756
Organizational Change and Accountability

This course introduces strategies for transforming organizations. 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. Students will develop a good working knowledge of various models, frameworks, and theories that explain how organizational change occurs.

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 make evidence-based recommendations for interventions based on data. Students will develop skills to design a comprehensive plan for quality improvement and organizational sustainability.

IDS 750
Healthcare Finance

This course focuses on the fundamentals of healthcare finance and its relationship to financial and managerial accounting practices. Through examination of the basic foundations of health care finance, students gain practical knowledge and apply financial management theory and principles in facilitating decision-making that promotes the financial well-being of organizations.

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