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Leadership in Health Care Systems Program

Become an effective leader in a fast-changing health care environment.

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The Leadership in Health Care Systems program from the University of Rochester School of Nursing is designed for working professionals from health care-related backgrounds. Sharpen your skills as a manager or leader and pursue new opportunities in health care.

Program Length

31 credits

Complete the program part-time in as little as five semesters.

Program Format

Hybrid Online

Coursework is offered in-person or online in the evenings.

Application Deadline

Sept. 15

For the Spring 2025 semester start

Why Leadership in Health Care?

There is a tremendous need for effective and ethical health care leaders with the ability to manage interdisciplinary teams in a complex and evolving health care environment.

Vicky Hines

Program Curriculum & Outcomes

The Leadership in Health Care Systems curriculum is broadly interdisciplinary with a focus on the “big picture” opportunities and challenges facing health care systems. Through hybrid coursework and a hands-on capstone project, you’ll sharpen your skills as a manager or leader and learn best practices to assure efficient, quality, and safe patient care delivery systems. The program also features 224 hours of mentored field placement with health care leaders across Western NY. Not only will you gain real-world management experience, but you will forge invaluable professional relationships.

Quotation Mark

You have this great idea in your head and you really want to make some sort of difference in the world. And then, being able to pull all those resources and have somebody help you gather your thoughts and then put it on paper so that you sound like the leader that you want to be. I think that's the thing that the classes have really done a great job in helping us do.

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Patti James, BSN, RN, CNOR

Main OR Nurse Manager, Strong Memorial Hospital

Linda Migliore, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CNL

Linda Migliore, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CNL

Specialty Director, Leadership programs

Linda Migliore is a well-known clinical leader with more than four decades of leadership experience at the University of Rochester Medical Center; providing leadership as a senior nurse manager, retention officer, and leadership internship coordinator, as well as co-coordinator for the nursing leadership and nurse manager orientation programs. Having earned a CNL degree from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 2012, she has specialized in staff and leadership development focusing on how successful leaders impact patient outcomes. Linda Migliore Faculty Profile

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