Leadership for Health System Transformation

In the Leadership for Health System Transformation certificate program, students apply principles of personal leadership, systemic leadership, and innovation to healthcare contexts, primarily from the perspective of issues and challenges confronting nursing leaders. 

This certificate program culminates in a team project that addresses a grand challenge and requires students to explore the leadership challenges and opportunities involved in transforming health systems. Students will integrate entrepreneurial thinking, macro-system analysis and personal leadership skills while renewing their sense of purpose and commitment to improving the quality of life for patients and communities.

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Residency Dates

**UCalgary will be offering all 2020 Spring/Summer/Fall courses on line.

Residency dates will continue as scheduled in a virtual format.

For details/information, please contact the course instructors for each respective certificate

Team Lead

Sandra Davidson

Dean, Faculty of Nursing

Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Course Instructors

Leadership Course Instructors, UCalgary Nursing

From left, Eloise Carr, Lorelli Nowell and Sandra Davidson.

Required Courses


NURS 660 - Fall 2020

Cultivating Personal Leadership  

Exploration of relational leadership including self-awareness and development of leadership capacity. Students will explore their personal leadership style and the influence of leadership on workplace cultures, team dynamics and quality of healthcare delivery.

Instructor

NURS 662 - Winter 2021

The Future of Nursing: The Future of Health Systems

Examines the health delivery system focusing on accessibility, acceptability, appropriateness, effectiveness, efficiency and safety. Students will apply leadership principles to challenges inherent in a complex and dynamic health care system. Focuses on the role of nurses as leaders and transformers of health systems.

Instructor

NURS 664 - Spring 2020

Innovation in Health Systems

Focused exploration of the principles of innovation, and practices for leading innovation applied to complex healthcare environments. Students will apply design thinking, entrepreneurial practices and examine the value proposition and challenges of innovation in a health system context.

Instructor

NURS 668 - Summer 2020

Specialized Practice Demonstration:

Healthcare Grand Challenge

Formulation of a bold and innovative proposal developed through team collaboration and joint leadership that addresses a systemic problem and aims to improve the quality of healthcare in Alberta. Drawing on previous learning of personal and professional competencies, students will be presented with a grand challenge associated with leading and improving a complex health system.

Instructor

Still have questions about the program? Contact the Graduate Programs Office