The Executive Nurse Leader

Course Description and Objectives
You have a greater impact on shaping the future of healthcare with the CIU Nurse Executive Leadership certificate. Current and future nurses in leadership must begin to see policy as something they can shape and develop rather than something that happens to them. The current leadership context establishes multiple opportunities for nurses in leadership to define what leadership skills are needed to manage in the present as well as in the rapidly changing future. Nurses in leadership need to position themselves as “Thoughtful Strategists”—those who are informed decision makers and whose independent actions are based on education, evidence, and experience (FON, 2016), rather than the prevailing held view of just “Functional doer”—those who carry out the instructions of others. The objectives of this course are to enhance leadership competencies of nurse executives in the following leadership domains:
  • Leading Self
  • Leading Others
  • Leading Organizations
  • Leading Change
Each module will have short individual exercises including the initiation of a leadership diary, group discussion, introspective and reflective thinking, and the use of current leadership best practices to challenge status quo, as well personal profile evaluation and case studies. PowerPoint presentations will be the major mode of lecture transmission.


This Course is Online
  • This is a certificate that can be completed online in 12 weeks. It's a great option for working nursing and midwifery leaders as well as young aspiring leaders who have a passion for both leadership and the profession of nursing.
  • Participants can access the courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with internet access. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible for the Executive Nurse Leadership Certificate from CIU.


  • UGX 950,000/-
  • USD 260$
Content Areas

  • Leading Self
  1. Adaptability
  2. Integrity
  3. Self-Awareness
  • Leading Others
  1. Communication
  2. Conflict
  3. Employee development
  4. Relationships
  • Leading the Organization
  1. Business acumen
  2. Courage
  3. Influence
  4. Vision and Strategy
  5. Decision-making and Problem Solving
  6. Systems thinking
  • Leading Change
  1. Change management
  2. Technology and the business of healthcare
  3. Leading policy and politics


The course is targeted to nursing professionals currently in leadership positions including: Chief Nursing Officers (CNO); Head of Nursing Departments (HOD); Senior Nursing Officers (SNO); Area Managers; Team Leaders, Unit or Charge Nurses, or Nurses in Leadership for more than 5 years.

Facilitator's Profile

Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga

A well-established healthcare leader, Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga, was appointed as CIU’s Vice Chancellor July 3rd, 2017. From August 3rd, 2015 to June 30th, 2017, she served as both the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor. She also holds a Senior Faculty position at CIU, teaching Health Policy and Planning as well as Advanced Strategic Management (Graduate Level). Dr. Nanyonga received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University (2002), where she was an all-American Scholar, Class Valedictorian, Student nurse of the Year and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Baylor University (2005). She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in Nursing from Yale University, where she was a Jonas Scholar, and a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Global Health from the Whitney and Betty McMillan Center for International Studies at Yale University in 2015. Read more about Dr. Nanyonga here