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Business school launches nurse manager training program at KU Hospital

Monday, February 02, 2015

LAWRENCE — Nurse managers at The University of Kansas Hospital are in the classroom this semester for a new executive education program taught by the School of Business.

Business Concepts in Healthcare is a nine-week training program designed to help directors and nurse managers within the hospital better understand their business administration responsibilities.

“The University of Kansas  Hospital is such an institution in this area and this region,” said Kelly Welch, School of Business Teaching Fellow and instructor in the new program. 

“Our expertise in the School of Business is about how to manage, how to finance, how to operate an organization,” Welch said, “and these nurse managers in the program are extraordinarily well-trained in their practices and their fields.”

The program helps new managers understand business operations and financing arrangements for the hospital, he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for us, and I hope for the nurse managers, too,” Welch said.

Program topics include understanding financial statements, managing human capital, examining fraud and strategic leadership.  Each half-day session is taught by business school faculty.

“To realize our vision to lead the nation in caring, healing, teaching and learning, we know how important it is to continue learning as well as improving all we do,” said Tammy Peterman, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of The University of Kansas Hospital. “We look forward to working with The School of Business to further develop the business acumen of our healthcare leaders.”

For more information on this program or other executive education offerings at the School of Business, contact David Byrd-Stadler at 785-864-8047 or via email.

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