Certificate in Care Coordination

The Certificate in Care Coordination is a 15-credit (post-baccalaureate) graduate certificate program. Courses are primarily offered online with an in-person weekend introduction and a final virtual capstone project presentation. The program will provide enrolled students with strategies and tools to become effective care coordinators for individuals with complex healthcare needs, and will focus on healthcare delivery in Virginia. Successful graduates of this program will be equipped to empower patients and their families who are at high-risk for excess use of healthcare services to effectively reduce health system burdens and decrease adverse health outcomes.

Who Should Apply? How?

In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, the following requirements represent the standards for admission:

Program Goals, Student Outcomes, Courses

Meet The Faculty

Kimberly D. Davis, M.S., RN, CNE   |   Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Nursing

Kimberly Davis is a certified nurse educator and clinical coordinator for community health nursing at VCU School of Nursing. She teaches undergraduate nursing students in a variety of clinical settings both in the hospital and in the community. Ms. Davis is also program director for the graduate level Care Coordination Certificate program, which focuses on an interprofessional approach to workforce development. Her research interests include care coordination, interprofessional educational strategies, and development of gerontology-focused curriculum. Ms. Davis serves on the Virginia Geriatric Education Center Plenary and assists with their Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Initiatives.

Kimberly Davis

Ross K. Arington, M.S.H.A., M.P.A.   |   Health Policy Analyst

Ross K. Airington, is a Health Policy Analyst and Health Reform Educator who has worked in a variety of settings analyzing legislation and regulatory activities to inform professional practice, including the Medical Society of Virginia, VCU Health, and affiliate faculty member at the VCU Department of Health Administration. Mr. Airington holds a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Ross Airington

Patricia Baker-Black M.S.N., RN  |  RN Care Coordination Specialist, VCU Health System

Patricia Baker-Black is a registered nurse with a Masters of Health Administration from VCU School of Nursing serving in the department of Care Coordination at VCU Health System since 2004. In her capacity as a specialist, she educates the nursing team in all aspects of case management and is a part of the department’s leadership team overseeing the operations of utilization management division. Mrs. Baker-Black has a wide variety of case management experiences from unit based to complex dispositions, emergency room, preadmission, and utilization management.


Patricia Baker-Black

Angel Daniels, D.N.P., M.S.N.ed, RN, CCM  |  Care Coordination Adjunct Faculty

Angel Daniels is a certified online instructor and certified case manager. She served in the role of Clinical Transformation Manager leading population health initiatives and transition to practice programs for advanced practice clinicians. She has over 25 years of experience working in the healthcare field with a clinical background in emergency nursing, nurse navigation, quality improvement, and utilization management. She also serves as co-chair for the Virginia Nurses Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and communication lead for the Central Virginia Chapter of the Black Nurses Association.


Angel Daniels

Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A.   |   Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

Alan Dow is the Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University. He directs the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU and is responsible for developing, implementing, and studying initiatives in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health, and Social Work, the VCU Health System, and the surrounding community.

Alan Dow

Bonita Hogue, L.C.S.W., C-SWHC   |   Clinical Social Worker, VCU Medical Center

Bonita Hogue is a licensed clinical social worker and social work manager at the VCU Health System. Ms. Hogue also serves as adjunct faculty in the VCU School of Social Work where she has taught courses in advance health policy, health practice, introduction to social work, and human behavior. She also teaches with the Virginia Geriatric Education Center with an interprofessional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, a pharmacist, physical and occupational therapist.


Bonita Hogue