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 implementing innovative solutions to healthcare system problems, evidence-based practice, and innovative leadership. Additionally, three of the four required courses for this certificate are included in the existing College of Nursing Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) program. You could continue on with this content by transferring up to two courses from the certificate into the master’s 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

Kathleen Malloch
Clinical Professor of Practice
Michael H. Ackerman
Director, Masters of Healthcare Innovation/Professor of Clinical Nursing

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