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Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Track

The clinical nurse leader track prepares an advanced generalist 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 400 clinical hours.

Core Courses
NUR 604 Research for Evidence-Based Practice I
NUR 605 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II
NUR 607 Advanced Nursing Roles in Health Care
NUR 608 Advanced Nursing Practice for Population-Based Care

Advanced Core Courses
NUR 512 Introduction to Nursing Informatics
NUR 616 Advanced Health Assessment
NUR 617 Advanced Pharmacology
NUR 618 Advanced 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 complete list of MSN Course Descriptions, please go to the Online Graduate Catalog.

For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the MSN Graduate Admission Counselor, Michelle Conaboy at

For advising, clinical or course-specific information, or registration, please contact the MSN office at

Patricia M. Dillon

Patricia M. Dillon, Ph.D., R.N.

Graduate Nursing, and RN-BSN and RN-MSN Programs
La Salle University
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Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1322
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