Clinical Nurse Leader, M.S.
Students graduate as an advanced generalist as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) with a Master's of Science degree. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader national certification examination. The CNL is a role in the field of nursing designed to provide master's-prepared, point-of-care nurse leaders with the ability to manage and solve complex patient problems within a systems framework.
As part of the CNL curriculum, students study master's level research in health promotion and illness management. Students complete a clinical immersion experience of approximately 300 clinical hours. Students conclude their CNL master's preparation with a capstone project.
Click link to Graduate Program in Nursing Handbook below to view full- and part-time plans of study.
NURS 901: Health Policy
NURS 908: Advanced Pathophysiology
(capstone or thesis)
NURS 958: Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone
NURS 899: Master's Thesis