Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:
- Fall: April 1
- Spring: Nov. 1
- Summer: N/A
- Special: N/A
A clinical nurse leader (CNL) oversees the lateral integration of care for a distinct group of patients and may actively provide direct patient care in complex situations. A CNL puts evidence-based practice into action to ensure patients benefit from the latest innovations in care delivery; collects and evaluates patient outcomes; assesses cohort risk; and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. This clinician functions as part of an inter-professional team by communicating, planning and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. A CNL is a leader in healthcare delivery across all settings. In the final semester of the program, students sit for the clinical nurse leader certification exam.
At UNH you’ll be supported by a productive faculty and outstanding facilities as you advance your nursing career. Faculty members conduct research in a wide variety of topics including substance use disorders and harm reduction, distance education, telemedicine, telepractice and health information technology, best practices for LGBTQ communities, family nursing, rural health and human dimensions of climate change. Clinical practicum sites are available in local, regional and teaching hospitals, clinics, community health agencies, primary care and other urban and rural healthcare settings in New England with additional sites by permission.