Key Facts

Credential Awarded

Credential Awarded:

Graduate Certificate



1 Year (2 terms)




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Program Code

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Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees:

Per academic year (2 terms) estimate*


Nurses with international training qualify to enrol in this in-depth one-year program, leading to an Ontario College Graduate Certificate.

The Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Management program enhances students’ leadership skills and develops their aptitude for overseeing a broad scope of considerations that shape modern healthcare from an organizational level to a much wider systemic scale.


  • Engage in hands-on learning, including the completion of a capstone project.
  • Benefit from specialized advisement and transition support tailored for international students.

Career Opportunities

  • Clinic or medical centre
  • Community healthcare organization
  • Hospital
  • Long-term care facility
  • Seniors' residence

Admission Requirements

  • A College Diploma or University Degree in Nursing
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English proficiency may be required

*Please check country-specific program requirements as graduation diploma may not be applicable and only transcripts are required.

Selection and Ranking

Testing or other supplemental evaluation may be required.

Program Requirements


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation in order to complete program requirements which may not be readily accessible by public transportation.

Program requirements could include co-ops, placements, volunteer requirements, practical labs, field projects, assignments, clinicals, or any other off-campus visits required as part of the program’s curriculum.

Computer/Technology Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have a Microsoft Windows 10 based desktop or laptop system that meets or exceeds the following general personal computer technology requirements:

  • A desktop or laptop system running on an updated Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
  • Minimum 256GB SSD storage and 8 GB memory.
  • An integrated or peripheral video camera, microphone and speaker system.
  • Reliable internet connectivity with Broadband capabilities (a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps) is recommended.

Niagara College - Toronto will not be able to provide support for systems different than the above specifications. Any provided software may not operate properly. Academic software for your courses (supported under the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system) will be made available for download and remote use. Access will also be provided to remote high performance computer labs if software downloads are not feasible.

Note: There is no support for Chromebooks or Apple products for this program.

 All costs associated with program requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Program Start

  International Applicants

Intake Status
TBA Closed


Accepting applications


Eligible applications will be placed on a waiting list


Not accepting applications


No longer offered this term

Scholarships and Awards

International Applicants

Entrance scholarships and awards are available to International applicants and students.

Apply for International Scholarships

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team to support positive healthcare experiences.
  • Make evidence-informed decisions using critical thinking skills and problem-solving frameworks to balance the multiple factors influencing healthcare administration.
  • Apply relevant legislation and ethical frameworks to nursing leadership and healthcare administration.
  • Manage human resources and processes to achieve patient safety and enhance quality care and patient experience.
  • Adapt nursing leadership approaches to address the changing needs of a diverse healthcare team and to promote team development.
  • Allocate resources in a fiscally responsible manner to sustain organizational function of systems within and across organizations.
  • Utilize healthcare technology and informatics to benefit patients and to optimize the function of systems within and across organizations.
  • Seek personal- and professional-development opportunities and scholarship for oneself and the team in anticipation of emerging trends in healthcare, nursing leadership and healthcare administration.

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