Post-Bachelor’s Clinical Outcomes


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Morningside offers a clinical outcome post-bachelor's certificate. This certificate is ideal for nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing who wish to expand their scope of practice.

Program Details



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A Great Fit For

  • Nurses who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Those who want to enhance their understanding of the health care system and help improve the quality and safety of patient care.


NURS 509 Health Care Policy and Economics (3 cr)
NURS 515 Quality, Safety, and Informatics (2 cr)
NURS 510 Management of Care in the Environment (3 cr)
NURS 516 Education in Practice (2 cr)

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Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, the student will be able to:

    1. Advocate: Effect changes through advocacy for the profession, interdisciplinary health care team and the patient. Communicate effectively to achieve quality patient outcomes and lateral integration of care for a cohort of patients. Intervene at the system level through the policy development process and employ advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.
    2. Professional Leadership: Actively pursue new knowledge and skills while incorporating concepts from sciences and humanities to improve patient care outcomes across diverse settings. Understand that organizational and systems leadership are critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care. Demonstrate ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships and a systems perspective.
    3. Informatics Leadership: Use information systems and technology at the point of care to improve health care outcomes.
    4. System/Risk Analyst: Participate in systems review to critically evaluate and anticipate risks to patient safety to improve quality of patient care delivery. Apply principles in methods, performance measures, and standards related to quality improvement.
    5. Educator: Utilize appropriate teaching/learning principles and strategies as well as current information, materials and technologies to facilitate the learning of patients, groups and other health care professionals.

Contact Us

Morningside University
Nylen School of Nursing

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106


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