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Health Care Leadership Bachelor's Degree

B.S. in Health Care Leadership

National Louis University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership degree program is geared toward students passionate about helping others through work in the health care field. Whether you’re currently working in health care and want to advance your career or looking to enter the health care industry for the first time, NLU’s B.S. in Health Care Leadership program can help you find your career path and make a difference in the lives of others. We offer this leadership degree at our Chicago and Florida locations, as well as through an online Health Care Leadership degree program option.

Choose NLU's health care leadership bachelor's degree if you:

  • Want to pursue a career in the health care industry
  • Want to work in a hospital, clinic, diagnostic or private practice setting and would like to move into a leadership role
  • Would like to prepare for a promotion in the health care industry
  • Are considering getting your graduate degree, particularly a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) or Business Administration (MBA)
New! Enhance your B.S. in Health Care Leadership degree and career readiness with a concentration in Long Term Care. The concentration will ready you for licensing by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

At National Louis University, both experienced students and those with a first-time interest in health care will gain the leadership skills and knowledge needed to work and advance in a helping profession, including:

  • Policies and regulations associated with health care delivery
  • Understanding of occupation and advancement opportunities
  • Teamwork and critical thinking skills
  • Methods of communication and training used in health care
  • Principles of health care supervision and human resource management
  • Financial and physical resource administration
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Use of marketing, information technology, and strategic analysis and planning in health care administration

Students will complete a business plan for a health care delivery service or facility as the capstone project for the program. Students will also complete a vocational portfolio as part of the capstone course, to be used for promoting their employment and/ or advancement in the health care industry.

As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the health care industry will see an increase in demand for medical services. NLU's Health Care Leadership degree program helps prepare future executives for leadership roles in a wide range of health care settings, including general medical and surgical hospitals, outpatient clinics, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and physicians’ offices, as well as health care education, risk management, medical supply, device marketing, health care administration and much more.

Health care professionals work in a complex and demanding regulatory environment that is subject to shifting economic pressures. The B.S. in Health Care Leadership degree program provides an in-depth understanding of this environment and offers a mix of classwork and hands-on learning that equips graduates with the management skills and perspectives needed to succeed. Features include:

  • A comprehensive overview of health care occupations and delivery settings to help you pinpoint a career path
  • Guest lectures, field trips and real-world case studies
  • Mentoring from MHA students who are currently employed in the health care industry
  • Opportunities to earn credit for life and work experience
  • Quick "time-to-degree" scheduling with the option of taking classes fully online or in a blend of on-campus and online courses

Blended or 100% Online Leadership Degree options

Students at our Illinois and Florida locations can take advantage of NLU's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership program offered in our new blended format or 100% online, designed to deliver the ultimate flexibility. The blended format includes the perfect mix of online coursework combined with face-to-face, dynamic interactive learning. Florida residents who choose the online format will join a diverse community of learners from Chicago and across the nation.

For more information about enrolling at any of our locations including Florida, connect with an Enrollment Specialist or Apply for Free today.

All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at

Get more information today about enrolling in NLU's B.S. in Health Care Leadership program. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888-658-8632).


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
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