The primary goal of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL©) specialty is to prepare M.S. in Nursing graduates to function as advanced generalists providing and managing comprehensive client care in a variety of outcomes bases practice settings. Clinical Nurse Leaders provide lateral integration at the point of care and combine evidenced based practice in the coordination of care to a distinct group of patients to improve patient outcomes. Graduates of the program are eligible for the Clinical Nurse Leader certification by the Commission on Nursing Certification (CNC).
- Nursing 7403: Innovation Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
- Nursing 7483: Quality Improvement and Informatics (3)
- Nursing 7491: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention across the Life Span (3)
- Nursing 7500: Health Policy and Advocacy (2)
- Nursing 7780: Evidence Based Nursing Scholarship (3)
Other required courses
- Nursing 7410: Advanced Health Assessment (3)
- Nursing 7450: Pathophysiology of Altered Health States (5)
- Nursing 7230: CNL Roles and Responsibilities (2)
- Nursing 7231: Advanced Pharmacology for the CNL (3)
- Nursing 7238.01: Introduction to Clinical Nurse Leader Practice (7 credit hours; 2 credits didactic, 5 credits clinical which equals 187.5* precepted clinical hours)
- Nursing 7238.02: Transition to Clinical Nurse Leader Practice (8 credit hours; 2 credits didactic, 6 credits clinical which equals 225* precepted clinical hours)
* These are the minimum hours required
Use the hyperlinked list to ensure you have taken all of the courses required for your specialty. Your advisor will conduct a final review when you apply to graduate. Students must have completed these courses or have a Nursing Graduate Studies Committee-approved Course Waiver petition on file.
Standard curriculum plans