Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute, a partnership between the UCSF Health Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation and the UCSF School of Nursing, provides intentional and outcome-driven leader­ship development programming for nurses, care providers and other health care professionals across the career spectrum, from clinicians aspiring to lead to the preparation and support of executive-level leaders. Participation in initiatives within the Leadership Institute is available to employees of our health care organization partners across the greater Bay Area, the United States and internationally.

Signature Initiatives

  • Leadership development programs
  • Evidence-based practice trainings
  • Custom program development
  • Graduate-level academic coursework in leadership, management and administration
  • Excellence in Nurse Education Certificate Program
  • Population Health Management Certificate

Leadership Development and Specialty Programs


Transitioning into Leadership Program

A six-month mentored experience for clinicians and front-line health care employees who aspire to serve in a leadership role or demonstrate strong leadership potential. Learn more.>>


Emerging Leaders Institute

Foundations for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership

A nine-month mentored experience for new health care managers, employees leading initiatives, or other health care leaders interested in enhancing their own leadership capacity. Learn more.>>


Academy for Healthcare Leadership

A six-month program for experienced health care managers, directors, or project or initiative managers who aspire to serve as a senior leader within a health care organization. Learn more.>>

Gina Intinarelli

Healthcare Executive Leadership Program

A six-month initiative for senior or newly appointed executive-level health care leaders. Learn more.>>


Leadership Academy for the Advanced Practice Provider

A nine-month leadership development program for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Learn more.>>

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Population Health Management Certificate

This specialty certificate program is for health care leaders, providers and caregivers who are interested in population health. Learn more.>>