School of Nursing

Health Systems and Organizational Leadership Certificate

Nurse leaders

Nurse Leaders have a wide variety of experiences in their roles in a health care system. They teach, participate in clinical practice, manger and direct others, support the micro-, meso-, and macro-system, as well as provide service and engage in scholarly activities. In the Northwest, master's prepared nurse leaders work interprofessionally in health care systems with multiple smaller systems of care. These can be in acute care, long term care, and community care systems.

The Postmaster's Certificate in Health Systems & Organizational Leadership program is intended for nurses with a master's in a clinical nursing specialty, nursing education, or a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in a related field. Programs of study are tailored to supplement the master's in a related field providing relevant advanced nursing content as well as learning experiences in the practice of nursing leadership in organizations.

Possible program of study –created by a gap analysis of your Master's transcripts

HSOL Courses & Credits that we compare (3 credits each)

NURS 595 Communication in Nursing Leadership
NURS 596 Complexity Science approaches in Leading Academic and Health Services Organizations
NURS 597 Creating Sustainable Organizations
NURS 598 Managing Human Capital
NURS 599 Strategic Innovation in Health Care
NURS 548 Quality Science in Health Services and Academic Practice
NURS 549 Evidence Driven Clinical and Organizational Effectiveness
NURS 580 Budget and Finance for the Nurse Leader

Practicum Course & Credits –8 credits total

NURS 509HS Practicum: Leading Effective Organizations

Maximum Credits Possible**32**

Post-master's certificate options

For applicants who already have a master's degree in nursing but would like to earn a certificate in a second specialty, OHSU offers a post-master's certificate option (PMCO). When a student is accepted into a PMCO track a GAP analysis is conducted by the program director. As part of the process, the program director reviews the incoming student's prior transcripted coursework to identify any 'gap' that exists between the prior program of study and the current one before an individual program of study is developed. All nursing programs that offer a PMCO option (FNP, NMW, PNP, AGACNP, PMHNP, HSOL and MNE) use the GAP analysis to identify coursework that has been satisfied. The requirements for the MN degree are used as the analysis baseline. Completion of the PMCO qualifies the applicant for national certification in that specialty if applicable. 

Course Catalog

For all program specifics, Student Learning Outcomes and detailed school information, check out the School of Nursing Catalog/Student Handbook.