The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Master’s Degree, a new specialty within the professional graduate program, provides a generalist focus for nurses who desire interdisciplinary and lateral care coordination of a distinct group of patients through transitions in care. This clinician puts evidence-based practice into action to improve the quality and safety of patient care outcomes from the latest innovations in care delivery. Certification opportunities exist after graduation through the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC).
Career opportunities include diverse practice settings and systems such as hospital settings, clinics, education, and public health departments. This specialty does not prepare graduates for work as a nurse practitioner.
The following information regarding this specialty track is accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change.
|CPH 506||BIOSTATISTICS *||3|
|NRSG 602||NURSING SCHOLARSHIP *||4|
|NRSG 603||LEADERSHIP IN NURSING *||3|
|NRSG 651||HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND POLICY||3|
|NRSG 652||ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS||2|
|NRSG 654||INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS||3|
|NRSG 655||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS||3|
|NRSG 686||PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR THE CLINICAL NURSE LEADER||2|
|NRSG 687||ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR THE CLINICAL NURSE LEADER||2|
|NRSG 690||PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE CLINICAL NURSE LEADER||2|
|NRSG 692||TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES||3|
|NRSG 696||(EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE & APPLICATION METHODS)||3|
|NRSG 697||(ROLE OF THE CLINICAL NURSE LEADER)||1|
|NRSG 698||CLINICAL IMMERSION I: ADVANCED DIRECT PATIENT CARE||3|
|NRSG 699||(CLINICAL IMMERSION II: CNL PRACTICE & CAPSTONE PROJECT)||6|
|Total Credit Hours||43|
*Represents a core course for this specialty.