Description of Program
The Masters of Science in Nursing in Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a 36 credit hour course of study designed to provide the baccalaureate prepared nurse with and in-depth study as a leader in an integrated healthcare system.
The CNL is a provider and a manager at the point of care to individual and cohorts across all settings in which health care may be delivered. The CNL functions as a generalist that assumes accountability for healthcare outcomes for a specific group of patients within a unit or setting through the adaptation and application of research-based information to design, implement, and evaluate client plans of care. The CNL may also coordinate, delegate, and supervise the care provided by the interdisciplinary health team.
Graduate students who select the CNL option will show competence by completion of a combination of course work in clinical nursing, a clinical or leadership immersion experience, and healthcare systems leadership.
|Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader|
|516||Advances in Nursing Leadership||3|
||Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan (64 practicum hours)
||Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
||Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Life Span||3
|544||Development and Evaluation of Programs in Health Care||3|
|552||Finance and Health Care Management||3|
|612||CNL Immersion Experience (384 practicum hours)||6|
|Practicum hours are calculated as 1 credit hour = 4 clock hours|
|Total practicum hour||448