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Certificate in
Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management

Note: This certificate program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

This certificate program is designed to meet the needs of nurses currently employed or aspiring to be employed in leadership and management roles within a health services setting. The program builds on the foundational leadership and management content encompassed by a baccalaureate degree; provides access to courses that will focus on students’ main area of leadership and/or management interest; and provides students with the opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge to a practical leadership and/or management issue.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursingleaders.

Academic Coordinator: Nancy Purdy, npurdy@ryerson.ca or 416.979.5000, ext. 2020

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Admission Criteria

Students seeking admission to this certificate program must be Registered Nurses (RN) who are registered with the professional governance body of their jurisdiction. They must hold a Canadian undergraduate degree in Nursing (BScN) or equivalent degree.

Admission Application

Students seeking admission to this program are required to complete an application for pre-approval and submit it to the academic coordinator before registering in their first course. Complete an application via the online eligibility form.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Admission Interview/Placement Assessment

An individual consultation with a program advisor is required in order to assist students in selecting both a focus for the certificate and appropriate electives. Contact the Nursing program advisors at cenurse@ryerson.ca or 416.979.5000, ext. 4775.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Recommended Sequence

Students are advised to take the courses in the following sequence:
CVNU 360
Electives – Group A (select one)
Electives – Group B (select one or two)
Electives – Group C (select one or two)
CVNU 370
It is highly recommended that students complete CVNU 360 as their first course. The capstone course, CVNU 370, may only be taken as the last course in the certificate. Students are encouraged to contact the Nursing program advisors in order to plan their capstone registration.

Required Courses

CVNU 360   Nursing:  Advanced Leadership and Management
CVNU 370   Nursing:  Change and Innovation


Electives (select a total of four courses)

Electives – Group A: Program Planning and Evaluation (select one)

CHSM 408   Health Services Management:  Program Planning and Evaluation
CINP 902   Nonprofit:  Program Evaluation
CINT 900   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies
CPPA 402   Politics and Public Administration:  Program Planning and Evaluation


Electives – Group B: Leadership (select one or two)

CINT 905   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Conflict Resolution in Community Services
CINT 907   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Team Work for Community Services
CINT 911   Interdisciplinary Studies:  International Community Development
CMHR 505   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour II
CMHR 741   Human Resources:  Managing Interpersonal Dynamics and Teams


Electives – Group C: Management (select one or two)

CHIM 300   Health Information Management:  Managing Health Information Services
CHSM 301   Health Services Management:  The Healthcare Systems
CHSM 305   Health Services Management:  The Management Cycle
CHSM 307   Health Services Management:  Principles of Long Term Care Service Del.
CHSM 437   Health Services Management:  Human Resources Management in Healthcare
CINP 915   Nonprofit:  Financial Management
CINT 920   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Community Collaborations
CKPM 203   Project Management:  Planning and Scheduling
CKPM 209   Project Management:  Project Risk and Quality Management
CLAW 326   Law:  Law for Health Managers
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change
CMHR 721   Human Resources:  Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
CMHR 841   Human Resources:  Organization Theory and Design
CSWP 934   Social Work:  Community Engagement Foundations
CSWP 936   Social Work:  Community Engagement Practices
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CVNU 321   Nursing:  Financial Management


Note to registered certificate program students
Electives – Group B: Leadership
CMHR 638 deleted.
Electives – Group C: Management
CKPM 202 deleted.
CTEC 210 added.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CHIM 300   Health Information Management:  Managing Health Information Services
CHSM 301   Health Services Management:  The Healthcare Systems
CHSM 305   Health Services Management:  The Management Cycle
CHSM 307   Health Services Management:  Principles of Long Term Care Service Del.
CHSM 408   Health Services Management:  Program Planning and Evaluation
CHSM 437   Health Services Management:  Human Resources Management in Healthcare
CINP 902   Nonprofit:  Program Evaluation
CINP 915   Nonprofit:  Financial Management
CINT 900   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies
CINT 905   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Conflict Resolution in Community Services
CINT 907   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Team Work for Community Services
CINT 911   Interdisciplinary Studies:  International Community Development
CINT 920   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Community Collaborations
CKPM 203   Project Management:  Planning and Scheduling
CKPM 209   Project Management:  Project Risk and Quality Management
CLAW 326   Law:  Law for Health Managers
CMHR 505   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour II
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change
CSWP 934   Social Work:  Community Engagement Foundations
CSWP 936   Social Work:  Community Engagement Practices
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CVNU 360   Nursing:  Advanced Leadership and Management
CVNU 370   Nursing:  Change and Innovation