Online Healthcare Leadership and Innovation Certificate

College of Nursing

Ohio State's online Healthcare Leadership and Innovation certificate sets students apart from other leaders in the healthcare field through an emphasis on the implementation of innovative solutions to healthcare system problems, evidence-based practice, and innovative leadership. All courses in this program utilize asynchronous and synchronous learning. 

Ready for your next step? Students looking to continue their education in healthcare innovation may pursue Ohio State’s online Master of Healthcare Innovation program. The three required courses and one elective course taken for this certificate can apply towards the master’s degree program. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Campus Requirements: NONE – 100% online

Class Format: All required and elective courses are synchronous, meaning you have a scheduled time to log in for classes to engage with your instructor and classmates.

Credit Hours Required: 12

Cost Per Credit Hour: $812.07 (includes instructional and general fees). See the full cost breakdown here.

Admission Requirements: Completed bachelor’s degree and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the last degree earned relevant to the program of study.  

Time to Completion: 2 - 4 semesters (approximately 1 year)

Sample Courses


Innovation in High Performing Organizations

Examination of innovation in high performing organizations and the leadership behaviors that sustain innovation, including discussion of cross-disciplinary theories and innovation competencies (such as positive deviance, complexity leadership, and disruptive innovation).

Innovation Leadership: Leading From Within

Discover yourself as a leader to maximize innovation in healthcare and organization impact, through examination of energy management and performance optimization.

Building a Culture of Innovation in Health Systems

This course focuses on healthcare innovation from a systems perspective emphasizing the importance of networks, relationships, culture and feedback.

Featured Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice
Kathleen Malloch
Clinical Professor of Practice

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