PA Leadership and Management Certificate Program
This 12-credit graduate certificate is ideal for PAs pursuing, or currently in, leadership and management positions within their healthcare organizations. The program is designed for both PAs and those who manage advanced practice providers, such as nurse practitioners or service line leaders looking to gain a better understanding of their growing PA workforce. For more information about admission and application requirements visit the Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences website.
Applicants may apply for either fall or spring enrollment. For more information about admission and application requirements, as well as program details such as faculty information and program costs, visit the Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences website.
Students may use resources such as employer tuition reimbursement and CME funds toward program fees. The program consists of 12 credits. For the 2018-19 academic year, the per credit tuition cost is $900. If the certificate is completed within the academic year, the total cost of all four courses will be $10,800. This reflects a 37% partnership discount off of the normal per credit cost.
For more information about program costs and payment options, visit the Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences website.
The courses for the PA Leadership and Management Certificate Program are offered online to maximize flexibility for the working individual.
Yes. In addition to earning academic credit for completed courses, students may earn 15 AAPA Category 1 CME credits per course for a total of 60 CME credits when the certificate is completed. In order to receive CME credit for a course, students must successfully complete the course in its entirety.
Students must successfully complete 12 credits, or four 3-credit courses, to earn the graduate certificate.
We anticipate most learners will choose to finish the certificate in one year, however, enrollees will have up to 4 years to complete the certificate coursework.
The majority of the content in this program will not be found in a typical MBA or MHA curriculum. It is distinctive because it focuses on critical competencies related to managing and leading PAs. This certificate allows learners to acquire leadership and management knowledge that is particular to their profession. The content will be immediately applicable to a learner’s work environment.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2017 a predicted 30% growth in the number of PAs over the next 10 years. As the profession grows and PAs are increasingly in demand, there should be leaders who understand the intricacies of scope of practice, utilization, billing and reimbursement, and more in order to promote positive practice environments, understanding of what the profession can do, and ensure that PAs are included in strategic conversations about the direction of healthcare. Being represented by individuals that understand the profession is critical to the profession’s future success.