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Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Master’s Certificate

What You’ll Study

For nurses who hold an MSN or a Master of Nursing degree, Queens University has designed a certificate to help you expand your career opportunities even further. The Clinical Nurse Leader certificate will prepare you to improve patient care outcomes, safety, and quality of care in clinical settings. You will study leadership principles and practices, management of clinical outcomes, and management of the care environment. Gain experience improving the quality and safety of healthcare in a clinical nurse leadership role.

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Each member of our faculty has an impressive range of experience and qualifications in the areas in which they teach. Many of our faculty members still work in healthcare facilities in the Charlotte area and draw on their years of experience. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 17 credit hours 

Number of courses needed to graduate: 4 

Average Completion Time: 3 semesters 

Cost per credit: $700 

Flexible Program: Online and asynchronous 

No GRE Requirement 

How Can You Use This Certificate?

Graduates will achieve more advanced positions and can work in a wide variety of environments.  

  • Clinical Nurse Leader 
  • Nurse Navigator 
  • Clinical Case Manager 
  • Quality Care Coordinator 
  • Clinical Program Coordinator 

Highlighted Courses

  • Leadership Principles and Practices (NUR 661)
  • Management of Clinical Outcomes (NUR 652)
  • Management of the Care Environment (NUR 653)
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum (NUR 654)

Program Contact

Gary Gilleece, MBA, M.Ed

Graduate Recruiter, Blair College of Health

Meet Your Professors


The master’s degree program at Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For more information regarding accreditation, please visit our webpage.

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