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Certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination

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Certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination
  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination program is designed for registered nurses who want to expand their knowledge and practice in the growing fields of population health and care coordination. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in drastic changes in the U.S. healthcare delivery system and presented multiple challenges for healthcare providers. Among these challenges included the need for expert care coordination by knowledgeable providers who are well acquainted with the complexities of healthcare delivery systems, insurance policies, and the varied needs of clients.

    The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination program provides nurses the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care coordination services for diverse populations. Coursework can be completed entirely online for this 15-credit hour program. Registered nurses prepared at the bachelor's or master's level are eligible to enroll into Stevenson's Certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination.

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  • Courses


    Stevenson’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination is an online 15-credit hour program. 

    • NURS 547 Global Health Care Perspectives
    • NURS 670 Communication and Conflict Resolution
    • NURS 610 Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
    • NURS 672 Population-based Care: Vulnerable Populations
    • NURS 674 Professional/Legal Issues in Population-based Care
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Current registered nurse’s license in good standing.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
    • Two Professional Letters of Recommendation Recommendation Form
    • Resume of professional experience.
  • FAQ


    What does Population-Based Care Coordination (PBCC) mean?

    PBCC is a blend of care coordination and population health. According to the National Quality Forum, care coordination is “the deliberate organization of activities and information to improve health outcomes by ensuring that care recipients’ and families’ needs and preferences for healthcare and community services are met.” David Kindig, M.D., Ph.D. and Greg Stoddart, Ph.D. propose that population health includes “health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two.”

    The integration of care coordination and population health, PBCC is the ability to improve health outcomes for a particular population through implementation of specific interventions based on assessment of that population. This requires the ability to work in inter-professional groups to impact health outcomes through the comprehensive knowledge of policies, community services, and patient/family preferences. 

    Why should I receive a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in PBCC?

    Graduates will be able to pursue work in a variety of areas in the healthcare industry. These positions include and are not limited to School Nurse, Inpatient Case Manager, Public Health Worker, and Certified Diabetes Educator.  No matter the population, a certificate in PBCC will provide nurses the knowledge to impact health outcomes for a specific population through learning to assess vulnerable populations and working to implement activities to improve patient health.

    How are courses offered?
    All courses are delivered online in 8-week sessions.

    How soon can the program be completed and when does it begin?
    The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Population-Based Care Coordination program can be completed in one calendar year. The program is offered on a rolling admission basis. Students can begin when they are ready in either the fall, spring, or summer session. 

    Is there an option for a cohort?
    If your school or employer is interested in setting up a cohort, please contact Andi Overton, Director of Business Development at or 443-352-9342. Please note, course sequence may vary for cohorts. 

    Is there a master's degree available? 
    Yes, Stevenson University Online offers a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Population-Based Care Coordination. All Post-Baccalaureate Certificate credits can be fully transferred into the master's program.

    Who do I contact if I have questions?
    Please contact Amanda Millar, Senior Enrollment Counselor, at  or call 443-334-3334.
  • Tuition


    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Certificate
    (15-Credit Hours)
     Population-Based Care Coordination $625.00 $1,875.00 $9,375.00*

    *Does not include books.


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