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Program Overview

The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Health Care (Ph.D.) will prepare you to make significant contributions to your organization and will help you become a transformational leader in health care.
The program is designed for current and aspiring health care facility administrators (i.e., hospitals, clinics, and residential treatment centers), nursing educators/leaders and other medical professionals such as physicians, psychologists, therapists, and others. These leaders will be seeking leadership development and social science/educational research skills through degrees beyond their current/needed license or occupational requirements to influence the health care discipline and be catalysts for meaningful change within their organization.
The curriculum for the Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Heath Care focuses on contemporary leadership theories with a strong foundation in research. A broad understanding of the complex nature of health care is woven throughout the curriculum, but the primary focus of the program is to prepare you to lead your organization through meaningful change and transformation. Rather than simply building your knowledge about health care, you will learn to become a leader who will function effectively within your organization to create positive change.