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Clinical Nurse Leader® Track

Clinical Nurse Leader® students learn to care for patients with complex conditions and work with interdisciplinary teams to improve quality outcomes and efficiency of care for patient groups. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam for Clinical Nurse Leader®.  

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Educator, or Nurse Administrator consists of 37 credit hours at the graduate level, including 19 credit hours in nursing core courses, and 18 credit hours in Specialty courses. The Master of Science in Nursing with the Clinical Nurse Leader® concentration consists of 38 credit hours, 19 credit hours in the nursing core courses and 19 credit hours in specialty courses.

MSN Core Courses (required before specialty courses for all tracks):

NUR 612 Theoretical Foundation (3 Hrs.)

NUR 624 Health Policy (3 Hrs.)

NUR 628 Informatics in Health Care (3 Hrs.)

NUR 630 Data Interpretations (3 Hrs.)

NUR 632 Research Methods (3 Hrs.)

NUR 655 Integrative Clinical Concepts (3 Hrs)

NUR 656 Integrative Clinical Concepts Practicum* (1 Hr) - 75 Clinical Hours

Clinical Nurse Leader® Track Specialty Courses

NUR 651 Professionalism and Ethics in Clinical Leadership (3 Hrs.)

NUR 652 Management of Clinical Outcomes (4 Hrs.) - 75 clinical hours

NUR 653 Management of the Care Environment (4 Hrs.) - 75 clinical hours

NUR 654 Clinical Nurse Leader Residency (6 Hrs.) - 300 clinical hours

NUR 670 Nursing Capstone Project (2 Hrs.)

NUR 671 Nursing Capstone Continuation (1-2 Hrs. if needed)

Online Option

The Clinical Nurse Leader® track is also offered online: Online Master of Science in Nursing

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