Online leadership program for nurses launched by Duke CE and OpusVi

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Healthcare models are being disrupted by a combination of regulatory and technology shifts, and organizations are finding that nurse leadership positions are becoming more critical and difficult to fill. For these important leadership positions, the task is to not only to keep pace as an individual, but to guide and bring others along as well.

In response to these challenges, OpusVi in collaboration with Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) has launched a program designed for current and aspiring nurse leaders wishing to make an impact in their organization. It’s the first nurse leadership program of its kind made with industry, for industry underpinned by academic excellence. 

The Certificate in Nurse Leadership includes a unique combination of evidence-based content, practical tools, insightful examples, and structured application to move the learner from insight to action. This, coupled with the interactivity and collaboration with other nurses and skilled facilitators, creates a rich experience and provides nurse leaders with the mindset, skills, and confidence to lead in a manner that is authentic to who they are.

Based on research from Duke CE and practical experience and insight from OpusVi, the program takes a comprehensive approach to leadership, covering Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Change, and Leading the Organization.

The program received positive feedback from the pilot group, with 100% of participants stating that they would recommend the program to other leaders. The innovative and accredited nurse leadership course is priced at less than $2,000. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate and 32 Continuing Education Credits from Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, AKH inc.

"In our view, the demand for outstanding leadership in healthcare has never been greater," said Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke CE. "We are proud of this collaborative partnership with OpusVi and excited at the opportunity to help a new generation of healthcare leaders get ready for what's next."


Added Andrew Malley, CEO of OpusVi: “We are excited to pair Duke CE with OpusVi to bring professional health care training and development to the next level. Through our partnership, we can offer the health care sector a quality education previously unseen."

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About Duke CE

Duke CE is the leadership development unit of Duke University. Duke CE works with some of the world’s largest corporations in areas of talent and workforce development. The Financial Times has ranked Duke CE among the top three globally in custom executive education for 19 consecutive years. Duke University is consistently ranked in the top ten U.S. News ranking for national universities and in the top 20 globally.

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