Clinical Leadership and Management
Students who graduate from the Clinical Leadership and Management Program will be able to assume greater responsibilities at their current jobs, be more qualified for job promotions within their facility or in another, and be able to continue their academic studies on a graduate level. Although better pay and better jobs cannot be guaranteed, higher level knowledge and skills are generally correlated with more pay, more responsibility, and greater job satisfaction. This program will enable allied health professionals with an associate degree to continue their education in a related field that will, in turn, help advance their career options. The CLM Program can also serve as a bridge to graduate work.
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.
Karen-Stucker Rogers, a graduate in the Clinical Leadership and Management program received an Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary. Omicron Delta Kappa is an obligation and responsibility in leadership as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor. It is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students; to graduate students; to faculty, staff, administration, and alumni; and to persons qualifying for membership "honoris causa." ODK is a tribute to outstanding leadership in both the academic and the larger community, as well as a recognition of characteristics for which ODK stands; exemplary character, scholarship and intelligence, service to others, good citizenship and consecration to democratic ideals.