Healthcare Leadership and Innovation Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Innovation – Online

About us

Are you a healthcare professional in an interprofessional team role seeking to become more marketable in your field, further your education and become an expert in innovation and leadership in healthcare? Would you like to gain the ability to implement strategies in complex adaptive systems to cultivate leadership and innovation initiatives within the healthcare industry?

If any of these characteristics fit what you are looking for, then our Healthcare Leadership and Innovation certificate is exactly what you need to set yourself apart from other leaders in your field.

Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be prepared to:

  • Systematically apply understanding of evidence-based leadership and innovation theories and principles to leading and evaluating change initiatives in complex, rapidly changing healthcare environments.
  • Implement coaching and mentoring programs for healthcare team members, including train-the-trainer approaches.
  • Lead interprofessional healthcare teams in a variety of settings within an overall emphasis on implementing innovative solutions to persistent healthcare system problems.

The Healthcare Leadership and Innovation certificate admits each summer semester and consists of 12 credit hours (four courses) offered completely online and is designed to be able to be completed in as little as two semesters.

Three of the four classes required for this certificate are included in the existing College of Nursing Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) program, which would allow you to continue on with this content by transferring two courses from the certificate into the master’s program.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states.

Admission to the certificate program will occur every summer semester. If you would like to learn more, you can email the admisisons team at