Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate

College of Nursing
Make a difference in the health and well-being of others.

Nurse coaching leverages the emerging science of behavior change to support patients in meeting treatment regimens and implementing lifestyle change. With this certification, you will be prepared to use nurse coaching strategies in a variety of healthcare and community settings. Upon completion, you will be eligible to seek certification as a Board-Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC) from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC).

Ready for your next step? Students who complete this certificate may be interested in the Master of Science in Nursing or the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online
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David Hrabe
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
"Nurse Coaching fundamentally changes the nurse-patient relationship. We move from “telling/selling” to deep listening/guiding, and thereby partner with the patient in their health journey."

Sample Courses


Motivational Interviewing (Synchronous)

Critical analysis of theoretical and research findings involved in the conduct of motivational interviewing to create behavior change and improve health outcomes.

Introduction to Nurse Coaching (Asynchronous)

Overview of the nurse coach role, the Theory of Integrative Nursing Coaching and competencies with application of nurse coaching skills.

Evidence-based Coaching in Interprofessional Practice (Synchronous)

Theory and application of evidence-based coaching approaches for lifestyle behavior change as integrated within interprofessional nursing practice.

Advanced Nurse Coaching (Synchronous)

Theory and application of nurse coaching techniques to promote holistic health. You must have completed Introduction to Nurse Coaching to enroll in this course.

Featured Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing Executive Director, Academic Innovations and Partnerships
Alice Teall
Instructor of Clinical Practice
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice Co-Director, Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare

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