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What could the Sustainability Certificate do for you? Find out from an alum

Date: March 10, 2014

What could the Sustainability Certificate Program do for you? Find out from an alum:
"Within healthcare, nurses are instrumental in leading and managing processes that ensure quality care, cost reduction, and improved population health," says Janet Winter, Assistant Professor at Kirkhof College of Nursing at GVSU and one of the first graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability program. Janet further stated that "The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability in Public and Nonprofit Organizations provided theory and applications on sustainable practices and, as a result, has caused me to consider planning and decision-making that promotes a sustainable development model. A sustainable health care setting translates into a deepening understanding of the roles and responsibilities nurses have in decision-making around environment, economic development, and social need.  In addition, this type of decision-making complements the inter-professional collaborative approach to health care that is currently in our curriculum at the Kirkhof College of Nursing."
-Janet Winter DNP MPA RN, Assistant Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University

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