Nursing CertificatesCertificate of Nurse Coaching – Online

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The Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate will provide you with contemporary, evidence-based content in nursing coaching. Nurse coaching is an enhanced approach for health coaching by nurses that support holistic health promotion and lifestyle behavior change, and addresses the nine dimensions of wellness. Upon completion of the certificate, you’ll be prepared to use nurse coaching strategies in a variety of healthcare and community settings in which health promotion and wellness are a focus. You could also seek certification as a Board-Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC) from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC).

Through this certificate program, you will learn to:

  • Analyze the theoretical foundations and underlying assumptions of the nurse coaching paradigm and their implications for mobilizing internal strengths and external resources for sustainable lifestyle behavior change.
  • Analyze the self-care and self-awareness practices of the Nurse Coach as a foundation to support effective client coaching.
  • Apply evidence-based behavior change theories in the nurse-client coaching relationship to promote the self-efficacy for lifestyle behavior change to improve health.
  • Apply standards of Nurse Coaching best practices in establishing, maintaining and terminating the coaching relationship.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at nursing@osu.edu to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states. Residents outside of the U.S. are not able to participate in distance learning programs.

Admission to the certificate program will occur every autumn semester. If you would like to learn more, you can email the admissions team at nursing@osu.edu.