Clinical Communication Advanced Certificate

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Why Clinical Communication?

To be an effective healthcare professional, you must be an effective communicator. Iona’s Clinical Communication Advanced Certificate provides you with career-advancing techniques that enhance your clinical communication skills in healthcare settings, help build trust with your patients and clients and allow you to become a more effective practitioner.

Why Earn a Clinical Communication Certificate?

Iona University’s Advanced Certificate in Clinical Communication is a 12-credit post-professional program focusing on effective healthcare communication.These courses are created for active healthcare professionals as well as Iona graduate students earning healthcare-related degrees. Physicians, nurses, social workers and allied health professionals could also benefit from this program.

Our communication certificate gives you a competitive edge in the workplace by training you in the patient-centered and relationship-building care model. You learn from faculty in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department who provide one-on-one attention and guidance to foster your clinical communication skills. Our faculty are active practitioners in the field who can help you make professional connections and provide unique insights into practical health communication strategies.

NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences

As part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, students pursuing the Clinical Communication Advanced Certificate will develop the communication skills and experience needed for their careers as healthcare professionals.

Students will have the opportunity to do clinicals and rotations at NewYork-Presbyterian, ranked one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 2022-23. Iona students may also be considered for full-time positions within the NewYork-Presbyterian network upon graduation.

Align your health professions degree and advance your clinical communication skills with patients and clients at the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences and have an experience of tremendous value for your future.

What You'll Learn

In the certificate program, you learn techniques to enhance your clinical communication skills, allowing you to build trust with patients and clients to provide the best possible care. You develop your expertise in motivational interviewing, deep listening, multicultural awareness and other cutting-edge techniques.

Coursework introduces elements of effective healthcare communication, including how to deliver difficult news to patients, speak with family members and increase patient satisfaction and compliance.

With one required course and three elective courses, healthcare professionals can select the communication classes that are most appropriate for their professional development.

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Admission Requirements

Admission for Iona University’s Advanced Certificate in Clinical Communication is based on either of the following criteria:

  1. Admission into the MA in Communication Sciences Disorder program or related graduate program at Iona University and 3.0 minimum GPA.
  2. A healthcare professional with an MA, MS, MD, Ph.D., NP, MBA, PSYD or AUD in a healthcare-related field such as Audiology, Health Administration, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work or Speech Language Pathology.

Learn more about Iona’s Clinical Communication Certificate

Iona University’s Clinical Communication Advanced Certificate features a series of courses focused on effective healthcare communication. This unique certificate program provides the training and professional development healthcare professionals to level-up their clinical communication skills.

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