Certificate in Clinical Leadership in Long-Term Care

This certificate has been designed to provide nurses working in Long-Term Care (LTC) with the foundational knowledge and skills required by Point-of-Care clinical leaders. The three required courses address key content such as, how to work effectively with families and teams, fostering clinical reasoning and reflective practice, how to provide effective feedback and manage conflict, lead in resident care-planning & managing transitions in care, and leading best practice application & emergency response coordination. Course content is aligned with the Front-Line Leader domains & behaviors identified by the Canadian College of Health Leaders in the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework.


This certificate has been designed for point-of-care/front-line nurses (RNs & RPNs) working in Long-Term Care facilities and similar practice environments, who may be assigned to clinical leadership roles such as “charge nurse”, “team Lead”, or “shift leader” on either an occasional or frequent basis.

Certificate Criteria

Participants must successfully complete all both courses, normally over a 2-year period, to earn the Certificate Clinical Leadership in Long-Term Care. The passing grade of 70% is set for each course. Courses offered by the Centre for Professional Development cannot be credited towards a degree program.

  • Participants may take individual courses without completing the full certificate
  • Courses may be taken in any order

International students are eligible to register for all courses in this certificate program.


Our faculty have a wealth of experience and expertise in Long-Term Care, geriatrics, and leadership/management.

Available Courses

Clinical Leadership Long-Term Care 1: Context Core Leadership Skill Development

This 8-week online course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence for clinical leadership that supports excellence in resident care and care team collaboration within the Long-Term Care […]

Clinical Leadership Long-Term Care 2: Managing Quality Care and Operations

This 8-week online course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence that enables clinical leaders to effectively manage resident care and day-to-day operational needs within the Long-Term Care […]

Course Format

This certificate consists of 2 courses, each 8-weeks in duration and delivered through the University of Toronto’s learning management system (Quercus).

Contact Us

Centre for Professional Development
Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
155 College Street, Suite 130
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5T 1P8