Clinical Nurse Leaders are at the forefront of changing the quality and safety of health care. The CNL professional addresses common challenges in today’s economic environment, including the fragmentation of care, retention of nurses in the profession, opportunities for advancement, and utilization of nurses to their full scope of practice in acute care settings.
Our CNL graduates add value to any health care organization by using evidence based practice to achieve better outcomes, fiscal strategies to reduce costs, and educational strategies to foster learning with other health professionals.
Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.
Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.
Required: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 & a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division courses.
Required Application Documents
Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.
Work Experience Requirements
Required: A minimum of one (1) year of recent experience as a registered nurse (RN).
Clinical Nurse Leader Program Curriculum & Tuition
Semester 1 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5305 Introduction to the CNL 3 GNRS 5355 Pathophysiology 3 Semester 2 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5301 Pharmacological Principles and Clinical Therapeutics 3 GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 Semester 3 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5349 Informatics and Quality Improvement 3 GNRS 5307 Advanced Health Assessment 3 Semester 4 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5368 Quality and Safety 3 GNRS 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 GNRS 5121 Clinical Practicum I 1 Semester 5 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 53YY Theory Basis Clinical Practicum 3 GNRS 5122 Clinical Practicum II 1 GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3 Semester 6 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5321 Clinical Immersion I 3 GNRS 53XX Health Care Economics and Finance 3 Semester 7 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5357 Clinical Immersion II and Project 3 GNRS 5250 Role Synthesis and Integration 2
Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $20,003 Semester 1 Tuition and University Fees $2,428 Course Fees $348 Book Fees $206 Semester 2 Tuition and University Fees $2,535 Course Fees $585 Book Fees $278 Semester 3 Tuition and University Fees $2,535 Course Fees $859 Book Fees $182 Semester 4 Tuition and University Fees $2,278 Course Fees $380 Book Fees $224 Semester 5 Tuition and University Fees $2,207 Course Fees $527 Book Fees $0 Semester 6 Tuition and University Fees $2,207 Course Fees $527 Book Fees $0 Semester 7 Tuition and University Fees $2,118 Course Fees $469 Book Fees $52
CNL Program Highlights
Opportunities to immerse in the theoretical aspects of leadership practice & apply these theories in clinical settings.
Patient Care Outcomes
Critical thinking is developed to identify improvement opportunities & conduct change to improve care delivery & improve safety.
Real World Applications
Students increase skills in cost-effective problem solving, process improvement, risk assessment & the reduction of health care cost.
Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.
Students come to campus for orientation and each semester for 2-3 days. We have our own technical team to assist students with online learning.
Small Class Size
Our classes are small to allow for individual focused attention from faculty and in-depth networking opportunities with peers.
The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.