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Nursing Certificates - Certificate of Nurse Coaching

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Columbus, OH 43210
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email: nursing@osu.edu

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.

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.