Lean Healthcare Systems Certificate

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The three-course graduate certificate in Lean Healthcare Systems is a convenient advanced program for healthcare professionals (providers, nurses and administrators in hospitals, emergency departments, operating rooms, clinics, clinical laboratories, radiology laboratories, pharmacies and supply chain) desiring to acquire powerful and practical knowledge of streamlining operations, eliminating waste and increasing value to patients, providers and the enterprise using Lean management. The Certificate delivers modern and comprehensive practical education. No prior knowledge of Lean is required. The program is managed by the faculty of the Healthcare Systems Engineering program. The students who complete the Certificate program with the GPA of “B” or higher can apply for re-admission into the Master’s degree program in Healthcare Systems Engineering and have all certificate courses credited towards the Master’s program.

Admission Requirements

  • Application to Graduate Admission and a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit the Graduate Enrollment website.
  • B.S. or B.A. from an accredited university program
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Two years’ work experience in healthcare environment
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers (one current) or former professors.
  • Promising applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may be considered for conditional admission and, when so admitted, must demonstrate satisfactory performance during their first year in the program.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of 3 courses (9 semester hours):

Required courses (6 semester hours)

  • HSEG 535 – Lean Healthcare (3 semester hours)
  • HSEG 695 – Preparation for Capstone Project (0 semester hours, one Saturday meeting)
  • HSEG 696 – Project in Healthcare (3 semester hours, taken in the final semester)

Plus one elective chosen from

  • HSEG 605 – Healthcare Systems Engineering (3 semester hours)
  • HSEG 635 – Advanced Lean Management of Healthcare (3 semester hours)