Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management (Graduate Certificate)
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Learn to successfully manage conflict in healthcare.
Healthcare professionals looking to better manage adversity in the workplace should look no further than Creighton University’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management.
In as little as one year, this program can empower those working in nursing, administration, public health, healthcare law, EMS, medicine or other health professions to approach and effectively manage conflict in a healthcare setting.
Strive to resolve conflict and provide a positive patient outcome.
A positive patient outcome is the goal, but when discord becomes part of the patient experience, an extensive understanding of conflict resolution approaches can help avoid lawsuits and a lack of trust in the healthcare system. This program can help you learn new conflict engagement techniques to address legal and ethical issues that may arise in a clinical setting – whether they involve a patient, your coworkers or even management.
Courses in this certificate program are deeply rooted in our negotiation and conflict resolution program. You’ll learn to take action responsibly to manage or resolve conflict, using the Ignatian values as a guide toward social justice. Should you decide to pursue a master’s degree, courses you complete toward this certificate can apply toward the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.
Learn wherever you’re most comfortable.
Complete coursework wherever and whenever it makes sense for you. Classes in Creighton University’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management program are offered primarily online. Students will also be required to attend an on-campus residency.
Through online discussions and face-to-face interactions, you’ll be encouraged to network with and practice your conflict resolution skills alongside other classmates in your cohort. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply techniques you learn in your workplace.
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management at Creighton University, you must complete 16 credits:
- Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Engagement
- Leadership and Conflict Engagement
- Dynamics of Conflict Resolution and Engagement
- Systems Thinking in Conflict
- Culture, Gender, and Power Differences in Conflict
- Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
- Complete application & $50 application fee
- Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
- Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
- Response to NCR Admissions Writing Exercise
A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.
International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.
- Step 1: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Step 2: We’ll contact you if verification is required
- Step 3: You’ll receive a financial aid award notification
- Step 4: Accept your aid offer
For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu
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International students should apply at least three months in advance of their anticipated start date in order to get all paperwork processed.
Credits earned for the certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management can be applied toward a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution degree.
- The courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Management serve as the foundation for the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Through the master’s program, you’ll experience a deeper dive into the concepts behind conflict resolution, complete a practicum in the professional or organizational setting of your choice, and explore issues surrounding culture, gender, and power differences.
- Available online.
A full listing of courses offered for the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution can be found in the course catalog.
Dual Degree Options
Students can earn complete a dual degree program to earn two master’s degrees at once, saving both time and money. The following dual degree options are available in negotiation and conflict resolution:
- Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Society / MS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration / MS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Master of Arts in Ministry / MS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Master of Business Administration / MS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Master of Science in Nursing / MS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Master of Science in Organizational Leadership / MS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Doctor of Nursing Practice / MS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Juris Doctor / MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution