This graduate certificate is offered through the UW School of Nursing. Students will be required to complete a total of at least 15 credits. The core courses are offered in Autumn and Winter Quarters. To fulfill elective credits, students will have the opportunity to choose courses that best meet their interests from a robust list of options spanning multiple disciplines.
Core courses (6 credits)
- NSG 572 Collaborating for Health Equity (Autumn)
- NSG 573 Systems Thinking for Population Health (Winter)
Electives (6+ credits)
- Example elective courses:
- NSG 574: Program Development and Evaluation to Improve Population Health
- NSG 575: Leadership for Population Health
- Health Services (HSERV) courses
- Social Work (SW) courses
- Other courses as approved by the teaching team
Practice project/Capstone (3 credits)
A culminating scholarly product/deliverable based on a supervised research or practice experience.
- NMETH 600 (3): This option is most appropriate for students interested in research. Faculty will involve students in their projects or a project related to the Best Starts for Kids program in King County, where the UW School of Nursing has a deep research- and evaluation-related partnership. Certificate students could work with existing data, help in data collection, or conduct analyses, provided the work meets the researchers’ project goals and supports 3 credits of effort.
- NCLIN 599 (3): This option is for certificate students who want a practice-focused capstone or small internship experience. Faculty will involve students in agency-based projects from their practice networks or Best Starts for Kids–related projects. For example, students could co-lead community-based forums to improve cross-agency collaboration or address systemic racism, write a practice-focused proposal with the agency for local funding, such as a Seattle Foundation grant, and as long as work is appropriate to the program’s goals and supports 3 credits of effort.