Advancing health care design and innovation

News from the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

March 26, 2020

Innovation in health care, and in particular the field of nursing, has become increasingly important as organizations and systems strive to improve service delivery and create programs that build on the adoption of innovations and new technologies in health care.

Since 2008, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing has advanced innovation education in nursing with a post-baccalaureate certificate program in Health Care Design and Innovation. The program represents a partnership among the School of Nursing’s Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, the Center for Spirituality and Healing and the College of Design. The program integrates principles of innovative leadership, whole systems thinking, evidence-based design, optimal healing and human factors into a curriculum that prepares health care, design and other professionals to create and promote optimal healing environments. The health care design and innovation certificate curriculum is also a core feature of the health innovation and leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum. The certificate program of study consists of four core courses that total 12 credits.

If you are interested in advancing your knowledge, skills and abilities in health care design and innovation, check out Learn how you can create and contribute to the development of an innovation culture in your organization while advancing innovation education in nursing.