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MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Track

The clinical nurse leader track prepares an advanced education nurse that will remain at the point of care. The CNL role affords the nurse who enjoys bedside nursing a career path and the opportunity to develop additional leadership skills. The innovative curriculum prepares nurses to function as leaders and change agents within health care microsystems. Graduates from the CNL track will fill a growing gap in health care organizations. CNLs act as clinicians, patient advocates, team leaders, information managers, systems analyst/risk anticipators, outcomes managers, educators, and lifelong learners. This track requires 300 clinical hours. Portfolio options are available for the experienced nurse.

This track requires 300 clinical hours. Portfolio options are available for the experienced nurse.

Core Courses
NUR 512 Nursing Informatics
NUR 604 Research and Theory I
NUR 605 Research and Theory II
NUR 607 Advanced Practice Nursing and Administration in Health Care Delivery Systems
NUR 608 Population-Based Care

Advanced Core Courses
NUR 616 Assessment of the Adult in Health and Illness
NUR 617 Pharmacology
NUR 618 Pathophysiology

Track Courses
NUR 631 Clinical Outcomes Management
NUR 633 Care Environment Management
NUR 634 Field Study in Clinical Nurse Leadership

Course Credits - Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Course Number Credits Track
NUR 512 3 Credits Core
NUR 604 3 Credits Core
NUR 605 3 Credits Core
NUR 607 3 Credits Core
NUR 608 3 Credits Core
NUR 616 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 617 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 618 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 631 3 Credits CNL Track
NUR 633 3 Credits CNL Track
NUR 634 4 Credits CNL Track
Total 34 Credits    

For a list of the Clinical Nurse Leader Track Course Descriptions, click on the link.

For a complete list of MSN Course Descriptions, please go to the Online Graduate Catalog, click on "Section 2" to open up the list of Graduate Programs and then click on "MSN and Certificate Programs".

Czekanski, Kathleen, PhD, RN, CNE
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