Nursing administration has become a very specialized and integral form of management. i-LEAD (Innovation in LEadership and ADministration in Nursing and Health Care Systems) provides nurses who are interested in advancing their careers with essential competencies to become effective leaders and managers in a variety of health care settings. Knowledge gained in cultural competence, informatics, and evidence-based practice will provide educated leaders with the ability to excel in today's complex and changing health care system. Students who graduate from the iLEAD program are eligible to take the AONE or ANCC Nurse Executive certification..
The 15-17-credit iLEAD Certificate Program consists of five required courses, each three semester credit hours, and an optional two-credit internship.
This certificate may be completed in one to two years.
Courses are available as stand-alone courses to nondegree students and current CU degree students with program permission, however some are sequential and cannot be taken out of order.
One crucial point in national health care reform is the state’s demand for nurses to support health care services continues to exceed the supply of qualified and educated nurses in health care systems. In addition, requirements of the nationally acclaimed Magnet Hospital recognition program have mandated that nurse managers hold a master’s degree. Our i-LEAD Program strives to make a substantial contribution in overcoming these obstacles.