Program Goals and Rationale

The major goal of this program is to provide a baccalaureate degree program of study in Clinical Leadership and Management that will train health care professionals to assume greater leadership and managerial responsibilities in various health care settings. It will also provide an educational bridge to graduate studies.

In addition, this program will contribute to a more educated allied health care workforce in Kentucky communities (and beyond) and Kentucky patients, in turn, will be better served.

Program Rationale

Historically, there have been few opportunities in Kentucky for associate degree trained health care professionals to continue their undergraduate health care education and earn a baccalaureate degree in a health related discipline.

This program serves as an entry level and bridge program for associate-degree trained health care professionals who want to continue their studies on a graduate level.

This program supports the University of Kentucky's strategic undergraduate objectives.

The curriculum for the Clinical leadership and Management Program has been reviewed by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrators and designated as meeting the academic requirements needed to sit for this examination. Those students, who have had the proper experience, need not complete an Administrator in Training (AIT) experience as a requirement. For those students that need to complete an AIT, the CLM program offers a practicum course with course credit awarded. This credit can be used as elective credit in the completion of the degree.