Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute, a new 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 and other care providers across the career spectrum, from clinicians aspiring to lead to the preparation and support of executive level nurses. Initiatives within the Leadership Institute are open to participants from health care organizations across the greater Bay Area and country.

Signature Initiatives

  • Virtual certification preparation courses
  • Evidence-based practice fellowship
  • Nurse research preparation program
  • Leadership education and training
  • Custom program development
  • Graduate-level academic coursework in leadership, management and administration

Leadership Education and Training Programs


Transitioning into Leadership Program

A six-month mentored experience for clinicians and bedside caregivers who aspire to serve in a leadership role or demonstrate strong leadership potential.

More details coming soon.

Emerging Leaders Institute

Emerging Leaders Institute

A nine-month mentored experience for nurse managers or leaders who have served in their first leadership role for under three years.

More details coming soon.


Academy for Clinical Nursing Leadership

A six-month program for experienced nurse managers or directors who have served in a leadership role for three or more years, and aspire to serve as a senior leader within a health care organization. Learn more.>>

Gina Intinarelli

Nurse Executive Leadership Program

A six-month initiative for senior or executive-level nurse leaders with seven or more years of leadership experience.

More details coming soon.

Engage With the Leadership Institute

To learn more about these programs or initiatives, please contact Director Justin Pohl. If you or your organization are located outside of the greater Bay Area and are interested in these initiatives, please contact Justin Pohl to explore opportunities for participation.

Meet the Leadership Team

The Leadership Institute is an innovative collaboration between the School of Nursing and the UCSF Health Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation. Meet the leadership team.