Congratulations! You are on the path toward the first-of-its-kind Leadership & Entrepreneurship / Innovation Certificate December 5-8, 2017 in Boston, hosted by Northeastern University School of Nursing in collaboration with a small group of very determined nursing leaders.

Healthcare today is increasingly complex, uncertain and undergoing rapid change. Nurses in all healthcare settings and organizations need to possess entrepreneurial and leadership skills to make a strategic impact in their healthcare organizations.

The Nurse Leadership & Entrepreneurship Certificate Program: is an immersive, transformational four-day leadership program that will help you become a strategic, innovative, entrepreneurial leader in healthcare.

The 4 day program will provide you with invaluable tools, concepts, and resources to drive innovation and growth within your organization. You will develop the confidence and character traits that are needed to become a viable leader for your organization.

Embrace your Leadership Skills in a Dynamic Learning Environment

You will be immersed into a highly collaborative environment that will introduce an emphasis on actualizing a winning business plan in nursing/health care through a step-by-step approach

  • Assess & anticipate trends in healthcare.
  • Network, build and strengthen critical networks and relationships.
  • Understand business planning from an entrepreneurial stance.
  • Apply entrepreneurial business planning to nurse/health care
  • Formulate a business plan and relate it to an entrepreneurial endeavor in nursing/ health care
  • Package and present the completed business plan for financial consideration and future growth


Program candidates will be part of a dynamic learning environment with guest speakers, expert panels, team based projects, breakout sessions, action learning, networking, problem solving and case studies. Program topics cover:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovative Thought & Culture
  • Business 101: Business Plan, Marketing, Finance & Accounting Basics.
  • Understanding risk and turning it into opportunity.
  • Negotiation & Consulting Strategies for result-driven outcomes.
  • Identifying your leadership strengths and leveraging them for success.

The Schedule

Here’s what happens during a Leadership & Entrepreneurship / Innovation Certificate Weekend:

Important Considerations in Healthcare

First Principles: Foundations of an Idea and the Early Beginnings of Innovation

Breakout Networking Section

Legal Business Structure & Incorporation/Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

Competitive Business Strategy

Consulting & Corporate Entrepreneurship Foundations

Translating Data into Clinical Change

Business/Market Plan Analysis

Working Breakout Session

Business Finance 101: How do I become a successful nurse business leader?

Product Development & Go To Market Strategy

Financial Plan Creation

Final Business Plan Presentations

Guest Lecture

Business Checklist for Launching your Business


Dr Marybeth Pompei

Dr Marybeth Pompei

Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation
Nancy Nager MSN, BSN, RN

Nancy Nager MSN, BSN, RN

Founder, President and CEO of Specialized Billing Services and Specialized Healthcare Services, SBSC, Inc.
Warren Nighan

Warren Nighan

Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AngioDynamics


Northeastern University

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


3 Graduate University Credit Hour Option:
(Can be used as an elective toward a graduate program)

External Applicants – $6,900
Northeastern University Students – $4,335

30 Contact Hour Option:


Both versions of the program are accompanied by a certificate of completion.

Date & Location

Date: December 5-8, 2017 (4, 10 Hour Days, 8am-6pm)

Location: Northeastern University, Boston

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Primary Contact Information

Rebecca Love RN, MSN, ANP

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

102 Robinson Hall
Boston, MA 02115




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