Project Management for Healthcare Settings

PRMT1200 - Project Management for Healthcare Settings

Learning Path | 27 Nursing Contact Hours | Estimated 27-Hour Workload

$750.00
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  • feature icon 27 Nursing Contact Hours
  • feature icon Estimated 27-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

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Project Management for Healthcare Settings Learning Path

Introducing Project Management for Healthcare Settings, a learning path from Walden University’s School of Lifelong Learning. Examine project management in healthcare environments and learn ways to improve operations while positively impacting health outcomes. Register now!

Description

Project management is no longer just a way to work. It is a strategic business model for realizing organizational goals. In Project Management for Healthcare Settings, you will examine this strategic nature of project management and how it applies to the management of projects in healthcare environments, where the dynamic landscape calls for healthcare organizations and institutions to continually find ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations while positively impacting health outcomes.

You will explore fundamental concepts of project management such as project life cycles; project management methodologies; and the management of project scope, schedules, costs, and risks. You will view each of these topics through the lens of a project manager for healthcare projects, which have unique characteristics that warrant specific approaches. No project management experience is necessary. Instead, your curiosity about how to effectively lead project endeavors will help you learn to apply general project management concepts to healthcare project practice.

What You Will Learn

In this course, you will:

  • Evaluate project management and its role in healthcare environments.
  • Analyze the role and purpose of project management approaches and methodologies.
  • Determine approaches to maximizing value of healthcare projects.
  • Create vital project support documents such as project charters, project scopes, and risk registers.
  • Analyze the nature and types of project risks, including risks unique to projects in healthcare settings.
  • Determine best approaches to project performance assessment.

Accreditation Statement

Walden University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit P0469.

Criteria for Obtaining Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development course consists of content that includes overviews and descriptions, engagement activities, resources, and seven assessments. Please note ePortfolio activities are optional material. Within 180 days of the course purchase date, follow these steps to claim nursing contact hours:

  1. Complete all content in each micro-course,
  2. Achieve 80% or higher for each assessment,
  3. Complete the end of course evaluation, and
  4. Download and print or save your contact hour certificate.

Disclosure Statement

The planners and authors of this nursing continuing professional development activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.

While professional development activities offered by an American Nurses Credentialing Center Provider Unit typically satisfy the requirements of most states, Walden University recommends that participants ensure that the content offered meets their individual requirements. To the extent that contact hours must be approved within one’s state of residence or licensure, participants should check with their state board of nursing before enrolling in any professional development activity. The state board of nursing determines the number and type of contact hours that can be claimed for professional development activities.


Eligibility

  • Must be 18 Years or older

Refund Policy

You will have seven days to request a full refund after purchase. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

Curriculum

  • Micro-Course 1 - Project Management Explained

    What exactly is a project, and what do project managers do? How does project management change when conducted within healthcare environments? This micro-course presents answers to these and other fundamental project management questions. You will examine the nature and characteristics of projects, including those within healthcare settings, and the roles of project managers in leading these projects.

  • Micro-Course 2 - Project Management Approaches and Methods

    No two projects are exactly alike, and hence approaches to different projects can vary. These approaches—or methodologies—are often dictated by the nature of the project or its environment. Like different recipes for the same dish, different project methodologies may call for different “ingredients” to effectively deliver a finished product. This micro-course presents a review of the more popular project management methodologies, including those most suitable for typical projects in healthcare settings.

  • Micro-Course 3 - Project Management and Value Delivery

    Organizations invest in projects with the intent of receiving value, which may be defined in monetary terms (such as profit) and/or relative terms (such as customer satisfaction). Historically, project success has been defined by the ability to deliver on time, on budget, and within scope. But organizations are also becoming increasingly aware of the need to align projects with strategic objectives and deliver value. In this micro-course, you will examine the concept of delivering organizational value through projects, including those in healthcare settings.

  • Micro-Course 4 - Project Management Details: Scope, Schedule, and Cost

    Managing a project requires more than organization skills. To ensure a project is successfully completed, project managers must understand various characteristics of that project. In this micro-course, you will explore these characteristics. You will examine the importance of defining a project’s scope and managing a project’s schedule and costs.

  • Micro-Course 5 - Managing Risk

    Projects are risky business. Multiple risks await every project. Among the many jobs of a project manager are activities designed to identify, plan, and mitigate the effects of risk. In this micro-course, you will examine the various types of risks—from those associated with project selection through those associated with project closure. You will also examine the activities project managers engage in to identify a project’s risks, plan for those risks, and develop mitigation strategies.

  • Micro-Course 6 - Project Performance Management

    Like any other initiative, projects have goals. To ensure these goals are achieved, progress must be monitored, and corrective action taken as needed. In this micro-course, you will examine how project managers assess and report the performance of their projects. In doing so, you will review the common metrics used to measure project performance, including Planned Value (PV), Cost Variance (CV), and Schedule Performance Index (SPI).

Features

Project Management Solutions to Healthcare Projects

Practical Training

Explore project management practices and how they apply to healthcare settings.

No Project Management Experience Required

No Project Management Experience Required

No project management experience is necessary; fundamental concepts are explored.

Interactive"

Real-World Project Management Approaches and Methods

Explore the most popular project management approaches and methodologies.

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

Content provided in easily consumable segments so you can adapt your studies around your busy life.

Awards

Professional Certificate

Professional Certificate in Project Management for Healthcare Settings

$750.00
How To Enroll?
  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 27 Nursing Contact Hours
  • feature icon Estimated 27-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

Payment Plan Available!

Spread your cost over two

easy payments

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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Who is this for

  • Aspiring project managers, including those seeking to engage in healthcare projects
  • Professionals in any role seeking to understand more about the growing practice of project management
  • Healthcare workers primed to take on multidisciplinary responsibilities with organizational perspectives