Message from the Program Director

Craig SellersWelcome to the Leadership in Health Care Systems Programs at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. We offer unique educational opportunities for experienced professionals interested in playing a pivotal role in leading health care in the 21st century.   Our programs are grounded in a values driven curriculum, encompassing health care management, leadership, research and practice.  Our courses are based in theoretical underpinnings but with great emphasis on practical skills, effective strategies and action-oriented applications that can be immediately translated to diverse health care settings. Our goal is to advance the leadership talent of experienced professionals committed to making real progress in addressing the enormous challenges we are facing in health care.  The need for leadership in health care has never been greater and our graduates will be well positioned to meet that challenge.

The Leadership in Health Care Systems Program has three educational options, each leading to a masters degree in a specialty area. Our Health Care Organization Management and Leadership option is an interdisciplinary program intended for professionals from across disciplines (nursing, pharmacy, social work, medicine, for example) and from a variety of health care organizations seeking to expand their competence in organizational stewardship and transformational leadership.

The Clinical Nurse Leader Program option is only for nurses. This program is for experienced nurses who are ready to take the next step in advancing their careers and promoting quality and safety in health care.

The Clinical Research Coordinator option is an interdisciplinary program intended for people currently engaged in clinical research coordination who wish to enhance or expand their skill set, attain qualifying credentials and advance their career options. The program is also appropriate for those individuals aspiring to be clinical research coordinators who wish to develop skills and achieve credentials to position themselves to meet the growing need for clinical research coordinators locally, regionally and nationally. CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS

I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our programs. If you are contemplating taking your career to the next level, contact us. We welcome the opportunity to meet and talk with you.


Craig R. Sellers, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing