The Clinical Nurse track at La Salle prepares advanced generalists that plan to remain at the point of care to develop additional leadership skills. Nurses will be prepared to function as leaders and change agents within health care microsystems and fill a growing gap in health care organizations.
La Salle University’s nursing programs are innovative, evidence-based, experiential, and interprofessional training to prepare nurses to become leaders within related fields. Students become educated professionals and prepare as leaders in practice, contributing to the advancement of the health and well-being of communities. CNLs act as clinicians, patient advocates, team leaders, information managers, systems analyst/risk anticipators, outcomes managers, educators, and lifelong learners.
This course addresses clinical decision-making, management of patient care, evidence-based practice, and outcomes management. Students participate in the process of developing best practice guidelines for promoting, maintaining, and restoring health. Quality assurance, safety and risk reduction will be examined. Students begin to develop a leadership portfolio.
This course investigates knowledge of complex health care systems including health care delivery models, financing, organization of health care systems, legislation affecting health care, and the role of professional nursing organizations in the health care environment. Students analyze the role of the CNL in health care systems.
This course provides students the opportunity to participate in a leadership practicum with a mentor from a practice setting. Students complete their leadership portfolio that includes a capstone project demonstrating implementation of the leadership skills they have developed during their course of study.
The Nursing faculty encourages our students to Explore, Experience, and Excel in a teaching-learning environment that fosters scholarship, collegiality, respect, and collaboration among learners and teachers. We focus on the care of vulnerable populations and respect the humanity of the people that we serve.
Our Nursing program has established strong ties with several senior centers, adult day care centers, hospitals, and other health care facilities within Philadelphia and the surrounding areas (including Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware Counties as well as New Jersey). Clinical experiences associated with coursework may be assigned at institutions such as