New online course offering: NURA 519—Leadership for Health Systems

The pandemic has drastically impacted health systems and organisations alike. As the demands continuously increase for the health sector, the importance of engaged leadership is more essential than ever. The University of Victoria, School of Nursing, is pleased to offer the newly-developed course, NURA 519—Leadership for Health Systems. This online course takes a hands-on approach to influencing policy.

This course is beneficial to anyone who is interested in health leadership roles or is currently working in health care. While the focus is on nursing leadership competencies, the course is designed using the organization/systems spheres of influence. The aim is to develop skills for analyzing the impact of organizational structures and discourses on health care delivery and developing health policies.

About the Instructor

Damien Contandriopoulos (Ph. D.) is full professor in the School of Nursing. His main areas of research are focused on the analysis of health policy-making processes, the use of evidence in decision-making and the analysis of highly performing models of healthcare delivery. Between 2014 and 2019 he held one of Canada’s 14 CIHR Applied Public Health Research chairs. During 6 years (2012-2018) he also led the knowledge translation platform in Quebec's provincial nursing intervention network.

Who Can Register

The NURA 519 course is an elective nursing graduate course. This course is open to undergraduate students*, graduate students, and working professionals who are interested in health leadership or interested in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing.

*undergraduate students must be in their final year and meet the specific guidelines listed in the Registration by Undergraduates in Graduate Courses policy.

How to Apply

The deadline to register is 4 p.m. on January 11, 2021. For more information about fees and the application process, contact the School of Nursing, Graduate Studies Department at .