The Health Care Leadership Ontario College of Graduate Certificate program prepares graduates for emerging leadership roles within health care settings.

Students will be able to integrate patient and family care theories into current practices which are responsive for a variety of cultures, behaviours, situations and environments. Core concepts of leadership, quality and improvements to patient safety are explored to achieve enhanced patient outcomes. Students will apply professional leadership concepts as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team in an organization.

This program helps students develop important leadership competencies to complement an already existing occupation in the health care field in their home country or in Canada. It is a leadership development program.

Students who have earned a bachelor's degree from their home country as well as graduate from this post-graduate certificate program at Lambton College may transfer credits toward a master degree program at Davenport University. For more information, contact Rachel Buckner at Davenport University.

This program is taught in a hybrid format using the Student-Centered Hybrid Learning Approach.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Admission Requirements

A university degree in a health care field.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission. This program is not suitable for students with a dentistry or pharmacy background.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
- or -
IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first semester of study.
-or-
Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program will gain enhanced leadership knowledge, skill and vision to apply to the health care system.

This program does not meet the preparatory requirements or the eligibility criteria to write the registration exams to qualify as a registered practical nurse or registered nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Please visit the College of Nurses of Ontario to learn more about how to become a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in Ontario.

For more information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.